A longitudinal investigation of the neurophysiological changes related to cognitive performance and the effects of neuromodulation in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

Occurring Dates: 
03/10/2018 to 31/12/2021
Participant Duration: 
3 years
State of study: 

Do you have Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)? We are seeking adults aged 50 to 70 years who would like to help us investigate the effects of non-invasive form of electrical brain stimulation on brain activity and cognition over time in people who meet criteria for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

MCI refers to a decline in memory that does not impact on daily functioning. This study is a 3-year clinical trial. Transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) will be self-administered in the comfort of your own home over 3 years, following comprehensive training by a trained researcher.

Participation will also involve attending the Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc) located in Prahran 7 times each year. Collectively, these visits will involve interviews, assessments, cognitive activities, questionnaires, as well as recording brain activity and collecting blood for genetic analysis. You will be offered yearly reports on the regular cognitive assessments that you undergo throughout the trial.

Further Information: 

If you would like to know more or are interested in participating, please contact Ms Freya Stockman via phone on (03) 9076 9896 or email at freya.stockman@monash.edu.

This study has received approval from both The Alfred (Project Number: 274/18) and Monash University (Project Number: 17252) ethics committees.

Study Address: 
Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (Level 4, 607 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, 3004)
Full Name: 
Freya Stockman
Monash University
Phone Number: 
(03) 9076 9896