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Activities for Cognitive Enhancement of Seniors

Cognitive aging and cognitive decline are important public health concerns in an aging US population. The investigators will conduct a randomized controlled trail among healthy older adults to assess effects of several innovative activities on remediation of age-related cognitive decline.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: Tai Chi
  • Behavioral: Guided autobiography
  • Behavioral: Qigong
  • Behavioral: Successful aging
  • Behavioral: Combination
  • Behavioral: Comparison




Inclusion Criteria:

   - 70 years of age or older.

   - No other household member already enrolled.

   - In reasonably good health: no serious cognitive problem; free of any condition that
   would limit your ability to participate in Tai Chi classes (a moderate intensity
   exercise), in Qigong exercises, in a writing program, or in a seminar series.

   - Not presently engaged in a regular exercise program; not presently engaged in Tai Chi
   Qigong or another form of Eastern exercise; and not a regular writer.

   - Not now engaged in research to enhance cognitive skills.

   - Willing to travel to Stanford for ACE-Seniors program classes. Planning to be in the
   area during most of the coming year;

   - Willing to be assigned randomly (by chance) to one of the ACE-Senior activities.

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Failure to meet inclusion criteria.

Ages Eligible for Study

70 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Leonor Urbain, MS