Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to Enhance Cognition in Mild Cognitive Impairment

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified July 2012 by The University of New South Wales
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First received: July 30, 2012
Last updated: August 16, 2013
Last verified: July 2012

The study will examine whether the effects of computerized brain training are enhanced when training is combined with mild brain stimulation in patients with mild cognitive impairment. We hypothesize that this combination will produce greater improvements in cognitive functioning than computerized brain training alone.

Condition Intervention Phase
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Device: Transcranial direct current stimulation
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)

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Further study details as provided by The University of New South Wales:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • California Verbal Learning Test II

Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Transcranial direct current stimulation Device: Transcranial direct current stimulation
Sham Comparator: Sham transcranial direct current stimulation Device: Transcranial direct current stimulation


Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 60 - 80 years.
  • Meet diagnostic criteria for amnestic mild cognitive impairment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to provide informed consent.
  • Concurrent medication likely to affect mental performance.
  • Current substance use or dependence in last 3 months.
  • Current active psychiatric or neurological condition
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01653431

Contact: Donel M Martin, PhD 61 2 9382 9261

Australia, New South Wales
Black Dog Institute Recruiting
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2031
Sub-Investigator: Donel M Martin, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of New South Wales
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT01653431     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HC12381
Study First Received: July 30, 2012
Last Updated: August 16, 2013
Health Authority: Australia: Therapeutic Goods Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cognition Disorders
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on July 23, 2014