Augmenting Cognitive Training in Older Adults: The ACT Study

Purpose

The current study will be to establish methods for optimized cognitive training effectiveness in older adults through a combination of cognitive training and transcranial direct current stimulation.

Procedures

  • Up to 2 weeks of daily training and ten daily sessions of brain stimulation in the lab, followed by one lab visit per week
  • Questions about your medical history, physical activity, thinking, memory, mood and daily activities, computerized thinking and memory tasks
  • 3 MRI sessions with some tasks to determine what part of your brain is used for thinking and memory
  • Participants will receive an honorarium

Eligibility

  • You are between the ages of 65-89
  • You are willing to have 3 MRI scans of your brain over a 1 year period
  • Are free of implants or devices that would prohibit MRI
  • Are willing to come into the lab five days per week for two weeks to do daily training on a computer, and one day a week for the remaining 10 weeks
  • Free of any pre-existing neurological or psychiatric brain disorders
  • Free from any diagnosis like dementia or Alzheimer's Disease

Study Information Flyer

Age

65 and over

Gender

Male
Female

Keywords

aging, healthy volunteers, Head MRI, Neurocognitive testing, Brain stimulation

Principal Investigator

Adam Woods, PhD

Department

Clinical and Health Psychology

Contact Information

aoshea@phhp.ufl.edu

(352) 294-5827


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