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Social Interaction for Older Adults With Mild Cognitive Impairment

Start: March 19, 2021
End: July 25, 2022
Enrollment: 108

What Is This Study About?

This pilot study, called Project SPEAK!, will evaluate whether a videoconference-based social intervention can improve overall well-being in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Participants will be grouped into pairs of one older adult with a person who wishes to improve their English speaking skills. The pairs will have structured conversations designed to strengthen language speaking skills. The one-hour video calls will occur once a week for two months. At the start and end of the study, researchers will use questionnaires to measure changes in psychological well-being, loneliness, and depression.

Do I Qualify To Participate in This Study?

Minimum Age: 55 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Must have:

Participants With MCI:

  • Fluent English speaker
  • Able to take part in a videoconference using a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer
  • Aged 55 years or older

English Language Learners:

  • Basic ability to understand and speak English
  • Able to take part in a videoconference via a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer
  • Aged 18 years or older

Must NOT have:

Participants With MCI:

  • History of stroke, traumatic brain injury, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or current alcohol or drug abuse/dependence
  • Montreal Cognitive Assessment score < 12

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: University of Michigan

Collaborator Sponsor

  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT04717479