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Modified Story Memory Technique (mSMT) to Enhance Memory

Start: November 1, 2017
End: November 1, 2022
Enrollment: 40

What Is This Study About?

Researchers will measure if the Modified Story Memory Technique (mSMT) cognitive retraining program can enhance memory and learning ability in cognitively healthy older adults and adults with mild cognitive impairment. Participants will be randomly assigned to either an experimental group, which will receive memory retraining exercises, or a control group, which will receive placebo exercises. Exercises will be administered on a laptop computer twice a week for five weeks. Participants will undergo standardized neuropsychological tests of memory and complete other questionnaires before and after training.

Do I Qualify To Participate in This Study?

Minimum Age: 65 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Must have:

  • English as the primary language

Must NOT have:

  • Diagnosis of any neurological condition such as Alzheimer's disease, dementia, stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, Parkinson's disease
  • Diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder such as post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder
  • Abuse of illicit drug within the past 6 months

Exclusion criteria for the optional functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

  • Pacemaker or other implanted electrical device, brain stimulator, aneurysm clip (metal clips on the wall of a large artery), metallic prostheses (including metal pins and rods, heart valves, and cochlear implants), permanent eyeliner, implanted delivery pumps, or shrapnel fragments
  • Dental implants
  • Left handedness

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: Kessler Foundation

Source: ID: NCT03370224