Research Partnership in Cognitive Aging
Improving our understanding of age-related cognitive decline
Plasticity and Mechanisms of Cognitive Remediation in Older Adults is currently the centerpiece of a Research Partnership in Cognitive Aging between the McKnight Brain Research Foundation (MBRF) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), coordinated by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH). The partnership – now more than a decade long – currently supports an NIH grant for a multicenter clinical research trial on remediating age-related cognitive decline through mindfulness-based stress reduction and exercise, the MEDEX trial. Publication of results is expected in 2021.
A key goal of the partnership is to encourage therapeutic approaches that improve neuroplasticity in the aging brain, as verified by behavioral and biological markers.
This 2014 grant follows 17 awards made in 2009 through the Research Partnership in Cognitive Aging, which supported research on neural and behavioral profiles of cognitive function in aging and interventions to remediate age-related cognitive decline.
This partnership has also convened and hosted three Cognitive Aging Summits.
- National Cancer for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
- National Institute on Aging (NIA)
- NIH Office of Behavior and Social Science Research (OBSSR)
- McKnight Brain Research Foundation
- For more information contact Development@fnih.org