A Pilot Intervention with Near Infrared Stimulation: Revitalizing Cognition in Older Adults

Purpose

We are recruiting individuals with Parkinson disease for a new brain stimulation study that involves ‘shining’ light on the brain.

Procedures 

  • 1-hour initial screening to see if you are eligible 
  • If you qualify you will be asked to participate in 3 additional parts including exposure to infrared light, which is safe, painless and novel
  • We seek to discover if exposure to infrared light leads to improved memory and mood

Eligibility 

  • Ages 65-89 yrs
  • No dementia, no stroke, no TBI
  • Able to undergo 2 MRI’s
  • Able to attend 16 sessions over 12 weeks

For additional study information, please contact Dawn Bowers: 

Study Information Flyer

Age

65 and over

Gender

Male
Female

Monetary compensation

Yes

Can be done from home

No

Keywords

Parkinson disease, Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease - resources, Neurology

Principal Investigator

Dawn Bowers, PhD

Department

Neurology

Contact Information

dawnbowers@phhp.ufl.edu

(352) 273-6015


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