Trial investigating benefits of mental training techniques on memory clinic patients well underway

Trial investigating benefits of mental training techniques on memory clinic patients well underway

 

A clinical trial investigating the impact of mental training techniques on the health and well-being of patients with subjective cognitive decline (SCD) is now well underway with interventions already taking place.

The trial – which is taking place simultaneously at memory clinics in the UK, France, Germany and Spain – is assessing the effects of short-term interventions, such as learning healthy lifestyle habits or 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.  Each site is now beginning to recruit participants for the next phase of the trial.

Further clinical trials are taking place with expert meditators and older-adult volunteers (recruited from the general population in Caen, France) who are also taking part in various cognitive activities.

 

Volunteers taking part in a group session.

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