for people ages 65 years and up (full criteria)
healthy people welcome
at UC Davis
study started
estimated completion
Katherine G Denny, PhD(ucdavis)



This intervention is designed to promote enhanced use of compensation strategies including calendar and task list use, and organization systems, as well as increased engagement with brain health activities including physical exercise, cognitive activities, and stress reduction.

Official Title

A Nonrandomized Evaluation of a Multidimensional Behavioral Intervention for Those at Risk for Alzheimer's Dementia


The purpose of this study is to test the feasibility and efficacy of a 10-week multi-dimensional intervention for older adults with subjective cognitive concerns (SCC). The goal of this intervention is to enhance compensation skills related to everyday executive and everyday memory functions through training in the systematic use of a calendar system, goal setting and task list system, and organizational strategies within the context of the individual's daily life. This multidimensional intervention program also targets engagement in healthy lifestyle activities (physical exercise, intellectual stimulation, positive emotional functioning) to further promote brain health and functional resilience. Importantly, both treatment components work synergistically as the use of compensation strategies assists in building healthy activities into daily routines (e.g., scheduling exercise into one's calendar and putting it on a task list).


Subjective Cognitive Concerns (SCC) Intervention


You can join if…

Open to people ages 65 years and up

  • a diagnosis of subjective cognitive complaints (SCC)
  • Age 65+
  • English speaking
  • Available informant to complete surveys
  • Ambulatory

You CAN'T join if...

  • Known neurological condition
  • Severe psychiatric illness (e.g., current depression)


  • University of California Davis accepting new patients
    Sacramento California 95816 United States

Lead Scientist

  • Katherine G Denny, PhD (ucdavis)
    Clinical Associate, Neurology. Authored (or co-authored) 10 research publications


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