Start: October 15, 2019
End: February 28, 2024
Tai ji quan, also known as tai chi, is a mind and body practice involving certain postures, gentle movements, and breathing techniques. This study will compare the effects of a cognitively enhanced tai ji quan intervention with standard tai ji quan and light exercise in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. Participants will either complete a cognitively enhanced tai ji quan intervention (Tai Ji Quan: Moving to Maintain Brain Health) or regular tai ji quan or light exercise activities (i.e., breathing, stretching, and body relaxation) for 24 weeks. Researchers will compare the effects of each intervention on changes in cognitive function and dual-task ability, which is the ability to perform two or more cognitive and motor activities simultaneously while maintaining postural control.
Minimum Age: 65 Years
Maximum Age: N/A
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.
Lead: Oregon Research Institute
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT04070703