Computer-Based Therapy for Mild Cognitive Impairment
The purpose of this study is to determine the neuropsychological and neurophysiological impacts of a computer-based training program designed to improve the cognitive performance of patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Procedure: Computer-based training for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Computer-Based Therapy for Mild Cognitive Impairment|
- The study investigates changes in a neuropsychological assessment battery pre-randomization
- and upon the completion of training.
- Early evaluations will be conducted from brain imaging; specifically, date
- obtained via positron emission tomography (PET), magnetoencephalography (MEG),
- electroencephalography (EEG), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
|Study Start Date:||September 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2006|
The study is a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial of a computerized, cognitive intervention with three main goals: 1) to assess the magnitude of improvements in memory, language function, and cognitive function following computer training, 2) to investigate the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying such neuropsychological improvements, and 3) to demonstrate the feasibility of using this kind of computer-based therapy in older populations.
|United States, California|
|University of California, San Francisco|
|San Francisco, California, United States, 94143|
|Principal Investigator:||Joel Kramer, PsyD||University of California, San Francisco|