About Us

What is Cogtale?

CogTale is a comprehensive database and repository which provides easy access to information about the results from trials in the field of cognitive interventions for older adults.

CogTale hopes to provide researchers and members of the public with clear, evidence-based information to help answer questions about cognitive interventions.

You can:

Perform a literature search on topics related to Cognitive Treatments for older adults. Information about methodological features, risk of bias and summary of results are published and easy to access for each study.

Select studies to combine to create an automatic meta-analysis and have a report sent to you with the results.

Browse our resources to find information about cognitive treatments for older adults.

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.

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.

Alex Bahar-Fuchs

Project Director

The University of Melbourne, Australia


The University of Michigan, USA


Université de Montreal, Canada


Rambam Health Care, Israel


Columbia University & The University of Sao Paulo

Amit Lampit

The University of Melbourne, Australia


The University of Melbourne


The University of Melbourne


The University of Melbourne

Associate Investigators


University of New South Wales


The University of Woolongong



 The University of Melbourne


Advisory Board

CogTale has an advisory board consisting of clinicians, research experts in the field of cognitive-oriented interventions, media personnel, and consumer representatives.

Professor Nicola Lautenschlager

The University of Melbourne

Academic and Old Age Clinician

Alissa Westphal

The University of Melbourne

Old Age Occupational Therapist

Professor Michael Valenzuela

The University of Sydney


Ann Reilly

Dementia Australia Consumer


Norman Swan

ABC Ratio National

Media Representative


Janet Johnson

Consumer Representative



CogTale is a not-for-profit project. We are grateful for the funding support received from the Dementia Australia Research Foundation  (formerly Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation), and the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) to establish the beta version of this platform. Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs is supported by a Boosting Dementia Leadership Research Fellowship from the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia. More funding is required to maintain and improve the existing platform and to continuously enter new content. Please contact us should you wish to discuss providing your financial support.

Jump Back In

Search our database and perform a meta analysis.

Read our citizen briefings: summaries of recent findings.

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