Summary

Eligibility
for people ages 60-80 (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
Location
at UCSF
Dates
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Theodore Zanto (ucsf)

Description

Summary

The overall goal of this project is to improve cognitive control abilities in adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) through a form of non-invasive brain stimulation, transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS).

Keywords

Mild Cognitive Impairment Cognitive Dysfunction Transcranial alternating current stimulation

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 60-80

  • English speaking
  • Grade 12 or more education
  • Normal or corrected to normal vision and hearing
  • Ability to complete cognitive tasks
  • Ability to cooperate and comply with all study procedures
  • Ability to tolerate tACS
  • Montreal Cognitive Assessment score: 17-28
  • -1 z-score on immediate memory, delayed memory, fluency, processing speed, or task switch
  • Self-reported memory complaint

You CAN'T join if...

  • Neurological or psychiatric disorders other than mild cognitive impairment
  • Receiving investigational medications or have participated in a trial with investigational medications within last 30 days
  • Family history of epilepsy
  • Implanted electronic devices (e.g., pacemaker)
  • Prior head trauma
  • Pregnant
  • IQ < 80
  • Taking cholinesterase inhibitory, memantine, or psychotropic medication
  • Taking anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medication
  • Color blind
  • Substance abuse
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)

Location

  • University of California, San Francisco accepting new patients
    San Francisco California 94158 United States

Lead Scientist at University of California Health

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, San Francisco
ID
NCT04647032
Study Type
Interventional
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