Grant: $497,820 - National Institutes of Health - Sep. 24, 2009
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Award Description: Exercise Versus Cognitive Interventions for Elders at Risk for Dementia As the population of the United States ages, there is an increased risk of cognitive impairment and physical deconditioning. Physical exercise has been shown to have physical and health benefits in the elderly and there is increasing evidence that systematic exercise programs may enhance cognitive function. In addition, cognitive exercise programs developed by our group and others have shown to be promising in enhancing cognitive function in older adults with cognitive impairment. The proposed investigation will offer the unique opportunity to investigate exercise- and cognitive-related training changes at cognitive and physiological levels. The study will assess the impact of exercise training, cognitive training, and a combination of exercise and cognitive training on physical fitness, inflammatory and immunological biomarkers, and cognitive function among Hispanic and non-Hispanic older adults with MCI. This represents the first study of its type to compare the efficacy of state of the art non-pharmacological interventions in MCI. The study has significant potential to improve cognitive and physical status as well as quality of life in older adults with MCI.
Project Description: Award just received - activities have not yet begun
Infrastructure Description: N/A
Jobs Summary: Award just received, but prime recipient will be able to retain 3 co-investigators and will be able to create new positions for a coordinator, psychometrist, and a doctoral student. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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