Multimodal Effects of Music Therapy on Older Adults

Updated on 24 January 2022
Accepts healthy volunteers


This study is looking for people over the age of 50 who have mild cognitive impairment or cognition problems. The study is also looking for people with normal cognition, as a comparison. The study is testing a music intervention program.


Study schedule:
At the start of the study:
-You will have a pre-screening phone interview.
-You will complete cognitive assessments and surveys.
-You will give a blood sample.
-You will have brain scans (described below).
During the study:
-You will do the music intervention program. There will be three sessions, plus at-home activities including listening to personalized playlists for an hour daily.
-You will repeat some or all of the study-start activities.
The study will end after about 8 weeks.

Study activities may include:
-Talking on the telephone.
-Completing cognitive assessments, which may be in the form of interview-style conversations, paper-and-pencil questionnaires, computer tasks, and/or other activities.
-Filling out surveys.
-Having a sample of blood drawn from your arm vein, using a needle.
-Having brain scans (described below).
-Completing a music intervention program.

Treatment or experiment details:
-The brain scan is an MRI. For this, you will lie inside the scanning machine for about an hour while it takes a 3D image of your brain.
-The study is interested in whether the music intervention program changes factors that can influence brain health, as measured by blood tests and brain scans.

Condition *Healthy Volunteers, Memory Problems, Mild Cognitive Impairment
Clinical Study IdentifierTX249130
Last Modified on24 January 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

You could be eligible for this study if
You are 50 years of age or older
You either
Have mild cognitive impairment
Have noticed problems with your cognition; or
Have normal cognition
You may not be eligible for this study if
You do not meet all study requirements, based on screening questions
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If you are confirmed eligible after full screening, you will be required to understand and sign the informed consent if you decide to enroll in the study. Once enrolled you may be asked to make scheduled visits over a period of time.

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Complete your scheduled study participation activities and then you are done. You may receive summary of study results if provided by the sponsor.

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