Memory in Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment

In our experiments, we hope to discover new methods to improve memory in healthy older adults and individuals who may have problems with their memory. This research involves completing different types of memory tasks on laptop computers in order to find non-invasive ways to easily improve memory. Participants are asked to study different types of stimuli (for example, words or pictures) or may be given different sets of instructions while studying these types of stimuli. By investigating different stimuli or examining different study strategies, we hope to further develop tasks that can help individuals improve their memory in any meaningful way.

Experiments in this study are conducted over one or multiple sessions, only usually lasting a couple hours per session. A research assistant will conduct experiments in our laboratory at the VA in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. If it is more convenient, we are more than happy to travel out to your home to administer each experiment.

We are looking for participants between the ages of 60-90. Specifically, we are recruiting individuals with no history of neurological impairments, and individuals with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease.

If you are interested and eligible for this study, please send an e-mail to or call us at (857) 364-2142. We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact us:

VA Boston Healthcare System
Jamaica Plain Campus
150 S. Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02130

tel (857) 364-2142