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Computerized Cognitive Training Program for Older Persons With Mild Dementia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02671630
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 2, 2016
Last Update Posted : February 2, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yam-Ting Kwok, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital

Brief Summary:
Little is known about the effects of computerized cognitive training programs on mild dementia patients' health. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a community-based computerized cognitive training program.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Dementia Other: A community-based computerized cognitive training program Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Little is known about the effects of computerized cognitive training programs on mild dementia patients' health. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a community-based computerized cognitive training program.However, most of these studies were not randomized controlled trial and the samples of these studies were mostly healthy older persons, patients with brain injuries, or with moderate and severe dementia. A lack of studies for effects of these programs on patients with mild dementia using randomized controlled trials was found. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a community-based computerized cognitive training program.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Study Start Date : June 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Dementia

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Control group
Patients receive only usual hospital care
Experimental: Experimental group
Patients receive only usual hospital care and community-based computerized cognitive training program
Other: A community-based computerized cognitive training program
The computer training games included: 1) a phonological loop to train the participants to choose correct song from a list of different songs which can be categorized as people, nature, and musical instrument. The difficulty level progressed from choosing one from two to choosing one from three songs; 2) a visual-spatial sketchpad to train the participants to remember and find the same graphs including vegetable, fruits, daily necessity, and numbers. The difficulty level progressed from finding one pair to three pairs of similar graphs; 3) a central executive system to train the participants to execute dual tasks including conducting dual memory, calculating while listening to music, making phone calls, and matching medication at correct time.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cognitive Abilities as assessed by Cognitive Abilities Screening Instrument. [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  2. Memory as assessed by Prospective and Retrospective Memory Questionnaire. [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  3. Cognitive State as assessed by Mini-Mental State Examination [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Depression as assessed by Geriatric Depression Scale. [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  2. Quality of Life as assessed by Chinese Dementia Quality of Life, DQoL. [ Time Frame: 3 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Patients' Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 65 or older,
  • Being diagnosed as having mild dementia by a neurologist, and
  • Being able to communicate in Mandarin or Taiwanese.

Patients' Exclusion Criteria:

  • Vision or hearing impairment.

Caregivers' (proxy) Inclusion Criteria:

  • Living with the dementia patient,
  • The family member spending the most time on the patient's care, and
  • >20 years old.

Caregivers' (proxy) Exclusion Criteria:

  • Terminally ill
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Responsible Party: Yam-Ting Kwok, MD, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02671630    
Other Study ID Numbers: NSC 101-2314-B-570-001
First Posted: February 2, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 2, 2016
Last Verified: January 2016
Keywords provided by Yam-Ting Kwok, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital:
Cognitive function
Depression
Quality of life
Community-based computerized cognitive training program
Randomized controlled trial
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Dementia
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders