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Cognitive Rehabilitation for Older Veterans with MCI

Start: July 11, 2018
End: March 2024
Enrollment: 216

What Is This Study About?

This study will evaluate the effectiveness of a cognitive rehabilitation group treatment for veterans with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Participants will be randomized to receive Motivationally Enhanced Compensatory Cognitive Training (ME-CCT), focused on cognitive strategies, lifestyle strategies, and motivational enhancement, or training in short- and long-term goal setting. Both groups will be provided eight two-hour therapist-led sessions. Researchers will evaluate whether ME-CCT improves cognitive performance, functional capacity, and concerns about cognition. They also will measure the extent to which ME-CCT helps participants change eating, exercise, and other behaviors associated with reduced risk for MCI.

Do I Qualify To Participate in This Study?

Minimum Age: 55 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Must have:

  • Enrolled at a participating Veterans Affairs site
  • Living independently
  • Meets criteria for MCI:
    • Concern about a decline in cognitive functioning expressed by a physician, informant, participant, or nurse
    • Cognitive impairment in one or more domains (executive function, memory, attention, language, or visuospatial abilities)
    • Normal or minimal impairment in functional activities
  • Does not meet criteria for dementia

Must NOT have:

  • Current substance use disorder
  • History of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or other primary psychotic disorder
  • History of significant brain injury
  • Auditory or visual impairments that would prevent ability to participate in the group session

If I Qualify, Who Do I Contact?

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

Study Contact
Hannah Lykins
Elizabeth W Twamley, PhD

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?

VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA 92161
Hannah Lykins
VA Portland Health Care System, Portland, OR
Portland, OR 97239
Maya E O'Neil, PhD

Who Sponsors This Study?

Lead: VA Office of Research and Development

Collaborator Sponsor

  • Portland VA Medical Center

Source: ID: NCT03225482

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