This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition mild cognitive impairment
Treatments strategic memory advanced reasoning training, brain health workshop
Sponsor The University of Texas at Dallas
Start date January 2012
End date June 2015
Trial size 71 participants
Trial identifier NCT02588209, RGK11-52


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.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
This group will receive the Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training (SMART) program, twice a week for four weeks.
strategic memory advanced reasoning training SMART
SMART teaches strategies to improve the ability to process information.
(Active Comparator)
This group will receive the Brain Health Workshop educational program, twice a week for four weeks.
brain health workshop
Brain Health Workshop provides information about brain health in a seminar format. Topics include: sleep, nutrition, and exercise.

Primary Outcomes

Improvement in memory or thinking after brain training
time frame: beginning (0 weeks) to end (4 weeks)

Secondary Outcomes

Measures changes in brain wave activity
time frame: beginning (0 weeks) and end (4 weeks)

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 50 years old.

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

Additional Information

Official title Cognitive Screening and Cognitive Training in Seniors
Principal investigator Sandra Chapman, PhD
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.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by The University of Texas at Dallas.