A longitudinal investigation of the neurophysiological changes related to cognitive performance and the effects of neuromodulation in Mild Cognitive Impairment.

Subject area of study: 
Mental Health - Mild Cognitive Impairment
Title of study: 
A longitudinal investigation of the neurophysiological changes related to cognitive performance and the effects of neuromodulation in Mild Cognitive Impairment.
Brief outline of the study: 

We are investigating the effects of non-invasive electrical brain stimulation on brain activity and cognition over time in people who meet criteria for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). MCI refers to a decline in memory that does not impact on daily functioning. This study is a 3-year clinical trial. Transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) will be self-administered in the comfort of your own home over 3 years, following comprehensive training by a trained researcher. Participation will also involve attending our research centre 7 times each year. Collectively, these visits will involve interviews, assessments, cognitive activities, questionnaires, as well as recording brain activity and collecting blood for genetic analysis.

Department: 
Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc)
Recruitment start date: 
Thu, 01/11/2018
Recruitment end date: 
Tue, 01/11/2022
Contact person title: 
Ms
Contact person first name: 
Freya
Contact person last name: 
Stockman
Contact email: 
freya.stockman@monash.edu
Contact phone number: 
(03) 9076 9896
Ethics Committee Project Number: 
274/18
Do you have advertising approval?: 
Yes
Approved by: 
Alfred