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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Do you know someone who has been clinically diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment interested in a non-drug study?

Participants sought: Would someone you know who has been  clinically diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (pre-dementia) be interested in a non-drug study?

This study aims to investigate the effects of mindfulness on the health outcomes of persons with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

What does study participation involve?

Three data collection sessions (cognitive assessment, questionnaires & interviews) preferably accompanied by his/ her familiar support person.

Venue: Monash University campus (Caulfield, Clayton or Notting Hill) or public venue convenient for him/ her.

Three data collection time frames:

(i) Before intervention (30 minutes), (ii) After intervention (1 hour) and (iii) 1-year follow-up (1 hour).

Intervention: Eight 1.5-hour weekly customised group Mindfulness Training program facilitated by renowned mindfulness experts, Drs. Craig Hassed/ Richard Chambers at Aberfeldie Baptist Church or Monash University Notting Hill campus. His/ her familiar support person is encouraged to attend with him/ her.

Who can participate?

  • Clinical diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI); 
  • Must be able to give informed consent to participate by signing the Consent Form; and 
  • At least 60 years old.
  • Encouraged to be accompanied by a familiar support person who can be his/ her family member, guardian or a person authorised by law, is at least 18 years old with no English language difficulties, can confirm his/ her capacity for informed consent, and can provide information about his/ her functional abilities and demographic, health and lifestyle details.
* Some severe conditions, medications and activities prevent participation.

How can I get more information?

If you are/ he or she is interested to find out more about this study or have any questions about this study, please contact Ping Wong.

Tel: (03) 9902 4937 

This study has been approved by the Melbourne Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC/14/MH/324) and Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (CF15/2533 – 2015001024).

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