Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE)
The primary goal of the Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE) trial has been to determine whether cognitive training interventions in the domains of memory, reasoning, and visual speed of processing can improve cognitively demanding everyday functioning activities (Jobe et al. 2001) (See “Cognitive Training”). The secondary goal was to determine the process by which the interventions impacted daily functioning, including whether improvement on the proximal cognitive outcomes of memory, reasoning, or speed mediated this process (Jobe et al. 2001; Gross et al. 2018). To date, ACTIVE is the largest and longest-running cognitive training trial for cognitively normal older adults, funded by NIH, and continues to be an important study for understanding how factors such as health, mood, self-efficacy, and cognitive impairment may moderate intervention effects.
Study Design and Features
ACTIVE is a multisite, randomized,...
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