Clinical Trials

We have both prevention and symptomatic trials. Our current prevention trial is listed at the top, followed by our symptomatic trials.

Have you been diagnosed wit bipolar disorder? Are you currently depressed? Are you over 50 years old? We are investigating the effects of Low Field Magnetic Stimulation (LFMS) on Bipolar Depression in Older Adults. Participating in this study involves clinical screening, two 2-hour sessions which include fMRI imaging and LFMS, and two follow up phone calls.

Participants may be compensated up to $200.

Contact Hannah Heintz at 617.855.3225 or hheintz@partners.org for information.

This study is focused on determining the effects of methylphenidate (also known as Ritalin) on the cognition, behavioral symptoms, and daily activities of people with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and other dementias using traditional office-based assessments as well as daily brain training games and Fitbit activity tracking.

The Music, Imaging, and Neural Dynamics (MIND) Laboratory is seeking older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) to participate in a research study on how music intervention affects the brain and gene expression. All studies will take place at the Northeastern Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Participants must be above 50 years old, have normal hearing, and pass pre-screening to take part in the study. Eligible participants will complete surveys, listening and cognitive tasks, MRI scanning of their brain, and blood draws.

Our study uses repetitive non-invasive transcranial magnetic stimulation to target areas of the brain that control memory and language in patients with amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment or Primary Progressive Aphasia to improve their memory or language performance.

Have you been diagnosed with early or mild Alzheimer’s disease, and between the ages of 50 to 100? Would you like to try non-invasive therapy?