Four centre clinical trial launched to investigate benefits of mental training techniques on memory clinic patients

Four centre clinical trial launched to investigate benefits of mental training techniques on memory clinic patients

A clinical trial investigating the impact of mental training techniques on the health and well-being of patients with subjective cognitive decline (SCD) was launched on 30 March.

The trial – part of the €7 million EU-funded Silver Santé Study – is taking place simultaneously at memory clinics in the UK, France, Germany and Spain and will assess the effects of short-term interventions, such as learning a language and meditation, on around 160 patients. Behavioural measures will be monitored to see how much of a difference can be made to participants’ well-being due to an intervention.

Further clinical trials are taking place with expert meditators and older-adult volunteers (recruited from the general population in Caen, France) who will take part in various cognitive activities, from learning a language to regular meditation practice.

SCD-Well team members from all four countries involved in the study. 

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