Funds sought to add 21-month follow-up to Age Well trial
Silver Santé Study researchers are exploring funding opportunities to allow them to add a 21-month post intervention analysis to the Age Well clinical trial.
All 137 volunteers, bar two, have agreed to take part in additional follow-up tests at 21 months to further strengthen validation of the trial by studying whether the effects of mental training techniques persist over time.
After taking part in a series of baseline tests at the beginning of each wave, the volunteers were randomly assigned to one of three groups – an English language course, a meditation course, or a control group that had no intervention.
Blood tests, neuroimaging scans and questionnaires have been used by our expert researchers to assess the impact of the mental training techniques on the brain. The volunteers’ lifestyle habits – such as sleep, diet, physical exercise and emotions – have also been monitored.
The results of the Age-Well trial are expected to be released later this year.