Plasticity and Mechanisms of Cognitive Remediation in Older Adults

Overview

Plasticity and Mechanisms of Cognitive Remediation in Older Adults was the focus of a five-year Research Partnership in Cognitive Aging between the McKnight Brain Research Foundation (MBRF) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), coordinated by the FNIH. The effort, which also included support from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the NIH office of Behavior and Social Science Research (OBSSR), funded am NIH grant for a multicenter clinical research trial on remediating age-related cognitive decline through mindfulness-based stress reduction and exercise. A key goal of the overall initiative was to encourage therapeutic approaches that improve neuroplasticity in the aging brain, as verified by behavioral and biological markers. This 2014 grant followed 17 awards made in 2009 through the Research Partnership in Cognitive Aging, that supported research on neural and behavioral profiles of cognitive function in aging and interventions to remediate age-related cognitive decline.

Partners

Public-Sector Partners

  • National Cancer for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)
  • NIH Office of Behavior and Social Science Research (OBSSR)

Private-Sector Partners

  • McKnight Brain Research Foundation

Academic Partners

  • Washington University School of Medicine

*Provides financial or in-kind support for this program.

FNIH Contact

Development@fnih.org