Summary

Eligibility
for people ages 65-85 (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
Location
at San Francisco, California
Dates
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Lorenzo Pasquini, PhD
Headshot of Lorenzo Pasquini
Lorenzo Pasquini

Description

Summary

Assess the impact of a remote, app-delivered intervention on emotional well-being of lonely older adults. Neuroimaging and autonomic physiology will be used to assess the neural correlates of the intervention.

Keywords

Loneliness, Older Adults, fMRI, Emotions, intervention

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 65-85

  • 65 years of age or older
  • English language fluency
  • Naive to meditation practices (not actively meditating more than one hour per month and/or meditation practice for less than a year in their entire life-time)
  • No MRI contra-indications
  • Cognitively healthy (no diagnosis of dementia, stroke, developmental disorders, or major systemic diseases that may impact cognitive function)

You CAN'T join if...

  • Below 65 years of age
  • Not fluent in English
  • Active meditator (meditating more than one hour per month and/or meditation practice for more than a year in their entire life-time).
  • Use of prescription or non-prescription psychotropic drugs
  • Presence of a severe psychiatric (e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD), neurological (epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, dementia, multiple sclerosis), or developmental disorder (e.g. autism)
  • Systemic disease (e.g. major recent surgeries, cancer)
  • Claustrophobia
  • Contraindications for MR safety (e.g. metal in body, cochlea implants)

Location

  • University of California San Francisco
    San Francisco California 94158 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF

  • Lorenzo Pasquini, PhD
    I joined the Memory and Aging center in 2016 as a postdoctoral fellow, were I used fMRI and autonomic physiology to study the neural basis of social-emotional functions in older adults and patients with frontotemporal dementia.

Details

Status
not yet accepting patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, San Francisco
ID
NCT05645835
Study Type
Interventional
Participants
Expecting 40 study participants
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