Effects of Cognitive Intervention for Older Adults With Memory Decline: A Pilot Study

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
McGill University Health Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00609427
First received: January 24, 2008
Last updated: June 1, 2010
Last verified: June 2010

January 24, 2008
June 1, 2010
May 2008
May 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test [ Time Frame: 19-20 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Wechsler Memory Scale - Logical Memory [ Time Frame: 19-20 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Face-name associations test [ Time Frame: 19-20 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Multifactorial Memory Questionnaire - Ability subscale [ Time Frame: 19-20 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00609427 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test [ Time Frame: 19-20 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • FAS test (non-memory) [ Time Frame: 19-20 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Category fluency (non-memory test) [ Time Frame: 19-20 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Victoria Stroop Test (non-memory test) [ Time Frame: 19-20 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Digit Span (non-memory test) [ Time Frame: 19-20 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Multifactorial Memory Questionnaire - Strategies and Contentment subscales [ Time Frame: 19-20 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Effects of Cognitive Intervention for Older Adults With Memory Decline: A Pilot Study
Effects of Cognitive Intervention for Older Adults With Memory Decline: A Pilot Study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of training in memory skills vs. use of external memory aids on everyday memory functioning in older people with mild cognitive impairment.

Some older people experience memory loss that is worse than other people of their age, although they are not demented. This condition is known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Healthy older people can learn mnemonic strategies to improve their memory abilities. Can cognitive rehabilitation help people with MCI do better on mental tasks or maintain better functioning in everyday life? This study will evaluate the effects of two different rehabilitation programmes. Patients in the memory training group will learn mental strategies aimed at improving memory. Patients in the memory compensation group will learn to use external memory aids.

Interventional
Phase 1
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Behavioral: MEMO programme (Inst Universitaire de Geriatrie, Montreal)
    8 weekly group training sessions in mnemonic strategies, administered by clinical psychologist.
  • Behavioral: External memory aids training
    8 weekly group sessions of training in the use of external memory aids, administered by clinical psychologist
  • Experimental: EA
    Training in external memory aids
    Intervention: Behavioral: External memory aids training
  • Experimental: MT
    Mnemonic training intervention
    Intervention: Behavioral: MEMO programme (Inst Universitaire de Geriatrie, Montreal)
  • No Intervention: WL
    Wait-list control
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Completed
30
May 2010
May 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to speak and understand English
  • Unable to comply with treatment program due to significant comorbid illness; OR
  • Anticipated inability to attend all study sessions
Both
65 Years to 90 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Canada
 
NCT00609427
PSY-07-015
No
Lisa Koski, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
McGill University Health Center
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Principal Investigator: Lisa Koski, PhD Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
McGill University Health Center
June 2010

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