Tablet-based Cognitive Training

  • End date
    Apr 1, 2025
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    University of Bern
Updated on 25 January 2022
alzheimer's disease
cognitive stimulation
Accepts healthy volunteers


Today the therapy options for dementia due to Alzheimer's disease (AD) are limited. One recommended intervention is cognitive stimulation. We try to develop serious games as a further treatment option, also usable in pre-dementia as well as early stages of dementia and for a long period of time.

The main objective of this study is to test, if the computerized-cognitive training (CCT) is able to improve the performance in a score quantifying an "AD-specific" component score. Additionally, the neurobiological effects of the training are investigated.


The study intervention consists of a computer-based cognitive training, targeting the cognitive domains mostly affected by AD. This training will be performed for three months (each day for 20 minutes). After three months the intervention group will continue the training at home for six months and meet monthly for group sessions (i.e. booster sessions) on site.

Primary endpoint will be the change in an "AD-specific" component score, quantified by episodic memory, semantic memory and visuospatial abilities. Secondary endpoints are changes in task related brain networks and changes in resting state networks.

Condition Alzheimer Disease, Dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment
Treatment computerized cognitive training, Documentaries with delayed Computerized Cognitive Training
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04452864
SponsorUniversity of Bern
Last Modified on25 January 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease
Patients with increased risk for developing dementia
Must be able to give their consent

Exclusion Criteria

Contra-indications for MRI scanning
Substance abuse
Severe medical conditions
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