PEACEOFMND: Physical Exercise And Cognitive Engagement Outcomes For Mild Neurocognitive Disorder

Purpose

Over the two weeks of the PEACEOFMND study training, participants will engage daily in individual memory compensation training as well as group supportive therapy.

In addition, participants will be randomly assigned to 1 of 3 program components:

  • Yoga
  • Computer brain fitness
  • Wellness education

These sessions are delivered by a caring, multidisciplinary team including psychologists, education specialists, social workers, cognitive interventionists and exercise specialists.

Participants will continue to engage at home in either yoga, computer brain fitness, or wellness techniques for six months after the initial 2-week program. Participants will visit UF in Gainesville to complete an MRI and cognitive measures before the program and six months later to look at the impact of these interventions on the brain, thinking skills, and well-being.

Eligibility

  • Be diagnosed with amnestic MCI or Mild Neurocognitive Disorder, as confirmed by our criteria
  • Be at least 50 years of age
  • Have no MRI contraindications
  • Have a “care-partner” that is willing to participate in the full program (such as a spouse, child or a good friend)
  • The care-partner must be: at least 21 years of age and have no cognitive impairment, as confirmed by our criteria

For questions about study procedures or eligibility criteria, please contact Taylor Lambertus:

Study Information Flyer

Age

18 to 65
65 and over

Gender

Male
Female

Monetary compensation

No

Can be done from home

No

Keywords

Neurology, Alzheimer's Disease and Other Cognitive Disorders Movement Disorders, Alzheimer's Disease Other Cognitive Memory Disorders

Principal Investigator

Glenn Smith, PhD

Department

Neurology

Contact Information

tlambertus@phhp.ufl.edu

(352) 294-8674


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