Welcome to CogTale!
Interested in cognitive interventions, but confused about what you hear in the media? Want to take a closer look at the evidence, but not sure what information to trust?
What is CogTale?
CogTale is a comprehensive database of design (methodological) features and summary results from all relevant trials of cognitive interventions in the field of cognitive ageing.
The scientists behind CogTale are passionate about research on cognitive interventions in older age, and about assisting consumers in making informed treatment decisions, by providing up-to-date, evidence-based information on cognitive intervention treatments.
CogTale is currently in a 'pilot' phase (Beta Release), which means that data and articles are being continuously added to the platform, and the website is subject to regular change.
A recently published randomised controlled trial investigated the effects of a 7-month intervention involving both cognitive and physical training on neuropsychiatric symptoms and quality of life of older adults with MCI. Participants included in this study experienced improvements in their mood and well-being, and so did the caregivers of the people with MCI that received…
New study on the relationship between being very fearful of falling and cognitive decline. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31351857 A systematic review and meta-analysis on non-pharmacological treatments for sleep disturbance in MCI and dementia. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31351523 What are the associations of physical activity and β-Amyloid with cognition and neurodegeneration in healthy older adults? https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaneurology/article-abstract/2738357 Encouraging computer use and taking into…
Our sense of smell diminishes as we age, and this decline can sometimes be a predictor of cognitive decline. Older adults with poorer sense of smell are estimated to be more likely to develop dementia than those who have no significant issues. A recent study has found that olfactory training in older adults could improve…
Cognitive training for people with mild to moderate dementia Bahar-Fuchs A, Martyr A, Goh AMY, Sabates J, Clare L (2019) Dementia due to Alzheimer’s and other diseases is a leading cause of disability and an enormous health and societal problem. More than 40 million people in the world currently live with dementia, and this number…
American Academy of Neurology: Cognitive training included in new Practice Guidelines for older adults with mild cognitive impairment
Older people with memory and thinking problems that are not severe enough to interfere with daily routines and activities are often diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, or MCI. The memory and thinking problems can be the result of various factors, some of which may be related to underlying neurodegenerative disease, and some that may secondary…
Meet the Team
Our team consists of leading clinical researchers located around the world, passionate about developing effective lifestyle interventions to prevent or minimise cognitive decline.
We would love to hear from you!