What is the study about?
The aim of the study is to assess if the online version of the brain training program Goal Management Training® (GMT) can help people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) improve their executive functioning skills, including working memory, attention, and planning. Participants could be randomly assigned to receive GMT, or receive no GMT.
Eligibility – Who can participate?
Be 65 years of age or older
Have a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment without memory loss (non-amnestic MCI) from a dementia clinic in Ontario
Have access to and feel comfortable using a computer
Read, write, and speak English
Have normal vision and hearing with or without corrective aids or procedures (e.g., glasses, laser vision correction, hearing aids, cochlear implants, etc.)
Have no previous exposure to GMT
All participants will complete 3 online/phone assessments that are about 1 hour in length. Those randomly assigned to receive GMT will complete the intervention over a 5- to 9-week period. This involves 9 online sessions that are 30-60 min long and contain educational material and exercises, as well as assigned tasks in between sessions. A therapist will monitor progress and interact with participants via email, e-chat, and phone calls. Follow-up assessments will take place immediately after GMT and 6 weeks after GMT.
Dr. Brian Levine
Participate from home