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Int Psychogeriatr. 2015 Mar;27(3):511-25. doi: 10.1017/S1041610214001902. Epub 2014 Sep 30.

Measuring the impact of cognitive and psychosocial interventions in persons with mild cognitive impairment with a randomized single-blind controlled trial: rationale and design of the MEMO+ study.

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1
Centre de Recherche,Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal,Montréal,Québec H3W 1W4,Canada.
2
McGill Health Center,Montréal,Québec H3G 1A4,Canada.
3
Faculty of Medicine,McGill University,Montréal,Québec H3G 1Y6,Canada.
4
Institut Universitaire en santé Mentale de Québec,Québec G1J 2G3,Canada.
5
Programme de Psychologie,Université Laval,Québec G1V 0A6,Canada.
6
Programme de Gérontologie,Université de Sherbrooke,Sherbrooke,Québec J1K 2R1,Canada.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Several studies have suggested that cognitive training is a potentially effective way to improve cognition and postpone cognitive decline in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The MEMO+ study is a randomized, controlled, single-blind trial designed to test the efficacy, specificity, and long-term effect of a cognitive training intervention and a psychosocial intervention in persons with MCI.

METHODS:

One hundred and sixty-two participants with MCI will be recruited. They will be randomized into three groups: cognitive training, psychosocial intervention, and no-contact. Each intervention will last for eight weeks (one session per week) and a booster training session will be provided three months after the end of the intervention. Various proximal and distal outcomes will be measured at pre-intervention as well as at one week, three months, and six months post-training. Proximal outcomes include memory and psychological health measures. Distal outcomes focus on self-rated functioning in complex daily activities and strategies used in daily life to enhance function. Socio-demographic factors (age, gender, and education), general cognition, personality traits, engagement in activities, and self-efficacy will be used as moderators. Enrolment began in April 2012 and will be completed by December 2014.

CONCLUSIONS:

This study is likely to have a significant impact on the well-being of persons with MCI by contributing to the development of adapted and scientifically supported cognitive and psychosocial interventions.

KEYWORDS:

neuropsychological testing

PMID:
25268968
DOI:
10.1017/S1041610214001902
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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