Plasticity and Mechanisms of Cognitive Remediation in Older Adults

Plasticity and Mechanisms of Cognitive Remediation in Older Adults is the centerpiece 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 current partnership, along with the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the NIH office of Behavior and Social Science Research (OBSSR), supports a 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 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. .

Goals

  • Research neural and behavioral profiles of cognitive function in aging.
  • Identify interventions to remediate age-related cognitive decline.
  • Encourage therapeutic approaches that improve neuroplasticity in the aging brain, as verified by behavioral and biological markers.

Partners

McKnight Brain Research Foundation
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
NIH office of Behavior and Social Science Research (OBSSR)

Contacts

Development@fnih.org