Principal Investigators

    Donel Martin


    University of New South Wales

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    The neural correlates of memory improvement following transcranial direct current stimulation combined with cognitive training

    Source of funding information

    Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 34,196

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    Research Abstract

    There is currently an urgent need for the development of an effective intervention for people at increased risk for dementia. My team has developed a novel intervention for this purpose involving the combination of mild electrical brain stimulation and targeted brain training exercises. We are currently testing the effectiveness of this intervention for improving memory in people at increased risk for dementia in an ongoing world-first randomised controlled trial. In this study we plan to use neuroimaging for the first-time to investigate the neural mechanisms associated with memory improvement following this intervention. This will be an important next step in the intervention’s development, as the results will help to inform which aspects of the intervention should be modified in order to further maximise memory improvements. If proven effective, this intervention could potentially be completed at home under medical supervision to help maintain memory functioning with normal ageing.

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Types: Investments < €500k
Member States: Australia
Diseases: N/A
Years: 2016
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