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Cognitive Screening and Cognitive Training in Seniors

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02588209
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 27, 2015
Last Update Posted : December 7, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The University of Texas at Dallas

Brief Summary:
This study will provide cognitive screenings for seniors age 50 and older. It will also investigate the benefits of two different cognitive training programs for seniors who have lower baseline performance on memory and/or gist reasoning tests.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Mild Cognitive Impairment Behavioral: Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training Behavioral: Brain Health Workshop Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This study consists of two parts which includes cognitive screening and cognitive training. Participants will initially participate in the cognitive screening portion of the study. If qualified, participants will participate in the cognitive training portion of this study which includes additional cognitive communication, neuropsychological testing, and EEG.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 71 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Cognitive Screening and Cognitive Training in Seniors
Study Start Date : January 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2017

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Memory

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: SMART Training
This group will receive the Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training (SMART) program, twice a week for four weeks.
Behavioral: Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training
SMART teaches strategies to improve the ability to process information.
Other Name: SMART

Active Comparator: Health
This group will receive the Brain Health Workshop educational program, twice a week for four weeks.
Behavioral: Brain Health Workshop
Brain Health Workshop provides information about brain health in a seminar format. Topics include: sleep, nutrition, and exercise.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvement in memory or thinking after brain training [ Time Frame: beginning (0 weeks) to end (4 weeks) ]
    To examine short-term effects of treatment on cognition using neuropsychological measures


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Measures changes in brain wave activity [ Time Frame: beginning (0 weeks) and end (4 weeks) ]
    Electrophysiological responses will be recorded using event related potential to monitor responses to yes/no stimuli.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Cognitive complaints in the absence of dementia
  • Participate in tasks involving motor abilities such as use of at least one arm and hand
  • Read, speak, and comprehend English
  • At least 50 years of age
  • Comprehend simple instructions, perform tasks, and take part in intervention

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not proficient in reading,comprehending, and speaking English
  • History of learning disability, stroke, cognitive impairment, major psychiatric illness, alcoholism, or substance abuse

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02588209


Locations
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United States, Texas
UTD Center for BrainHealth
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75235
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas at Dallas
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Sandra Chapman, PhD Center for Brain Health, University of Texas at Dallas
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: The University of Texas at Dallas
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02588209    
Other Study ID Numbers: RGK11-52
First Posted: October 27, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 7, 2017
Last Verified: December 2017
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cognitive Dysfunction
Cognition Disorders
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders