TMH MDC is participating in a study being conducted jointly by the University of Florida (UF), Mayo Clinic, and Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. PEACEOFMND (Physical Exercise And Cognitive Engagement Outcomes For Mild Neurocognitive Disorder). The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of behavioral interventions on brain function, thinking skills, and well-being in individuals living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). A support partner is required to complete the program with the participant.
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:
· Computer brain fitness
· Wellness education
To participate in the PEACEOFMND program:
The person with MCI must:
· Be diagnosed with amnestic MCI or Mild Neurocognitive Disorder, as confirmed by study 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:
· Be at least 21
· Have no cognitive impairment, as confirmed by study criteria
The first session is tentatively scheduled for October 2017. Recruitment will be ongoing into 2018.
See the flier HERE.