Start: March 28, 2019
End: June 30, 2020
What Is This Study About?
This pilot study will test social dancing as a method to prevent or delay cognitive decline in older adults at high risk for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
Do I Qualify To Participate in This Study?
- A score of 6 on the Memory Impairment Screen or 1 on the AD-8
- Plan to live in the area for next year or more
- English speaking
- Willing to complete a functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
Must NOT have:
- Diagnosis of dementia (previously or at initial visit)
- Serious chronic or acute illness such as cancer (late-stage, metastatic, or on active treatment), chronic pulmonary disease on ventilator or continuous oxygen therapy, or active liver disease
- Mobility limitations due to musculoskeletal or cardiovascular conditions that prevent dancing
- Any medical condition or chronic medication use that will compromise safety or affect cognitive functioning (e.g., antipsychotics)
- Terminal illness with life expectancy less than a year
- Presence of progressive, degenerative neurologic disease (e.g., Parkinson's disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
- Severe auditory or visual loss
- Active psychoses or psychiatric symptoms (such as agitation) noted during the clinic visit that will prevent study completion
- Participation in competitive or recreational dancing more than once a month for the past 6 months
- Participation in another interventional study that overlaps with this study
If I Qualify, Who Do I Contact?
Contact study personnel listed either under the general study contact or the location nearest you.
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?
Lead: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT03475316