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Brain Enhancement Training Toward Elders' Resilience to Aging

Start: June 1, 2018
End: July 16, 2021
Enrollment: 120

What Is This Study About?

This clinical trial will test an experimental software program designed to improve cognitive function in older adults with age-related cognitive decline.

Do I Qualify To Participate in This Study?

Minimum Age: 65 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Must have:

  • Fluent English speaker
  • Adequate sensorimotor capacity to perform the program, including ability to read from a computer screen at a normal viewing distance, hear and understand normal speech, and control a computer mouse

Must NOT have:

  • Evidence of dementia
  • Any medical illnesses, injuries, or conditions predisposing participant to imminent functional and/or cognitive decline
  • Requires caregiver assistance in dressing or personal hygiene
  • Severe visual or hearing deficits
  • Participation in computer-delivered cognitive training within past 2 years
  • Claustrophobia or any other contraindication to MRI scanning; inability to complete a 1-hour MRI
  • Pregnancy
  • Implanted devices above the waist (e.g., cardiac pacemaker or auto-defibrillator, neural pacemaker, aneurysm clip, cochlear implant, metallic bodies in the eye or central nervous system, any form of wires or metal devices that may concentrate radio frequency fields)
  • Active suicidal ideation with specific plan and intent or suicide-related behaviors within past 2 months

If I Qualify, Who Do I Contact?

Contact study personnel listed either under the general study contact or the location nearest you.


Need Help?

Contact NIA’s Alzheimer’s and related Dementias Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center at 800-438-4380 or email ADEAR.

Where Is This Study Located?

Who Sponsors This Study?

Lead: Posit Science Corporation

Collaborator Sponsor

  • University of Iowa
  • The University of Texas at Dallas
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Source: ID: NCT03197454