This study looks at whether cognitive remediation (performing computer exercises that target memory, attention and processing speed) along with transcranial direct current stimulation (a low-intensity, painless form of brain stimulation) done at home can help prevent dementia in people with mild cognitive impairment and/or a history of depression.
Eligibility- Who can participate?
Be 60 years of age or older
Have a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment and/or a history of depression
Have a study partner that is willing to help with the brain stimulation on a daily basis at home
Treatment: Up to 2-hour sessions at-home, 5 days a week, over a total of 8 weeks
Cognitive and mood assessments: At baseline and follow-ups every 6 months or 1 year over a maximum of 2 years
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