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The Age-Well randomized controlled trial of the Medit-Ageing European project: Effect of meditation or foreign language training on brain and mental health in older adults-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/ 4.0/)

Abstract : Introduction: The Age-Well clinical trial is an ongoing monocentric, randomized, controlled trial aiming to assess an 18-month preventive meditation-based intervention directly targeting the atten-tional and emotional dimensions of aging to promote mental health and well-being in elderly people. Methods: One hundred thirty-seven cognitively unimpaired older adults are randomized to either an 18-month meditation-based intervention, a structurally matched foreign language training, or a passive control arm. The impact of the intervention and underlying mechanisms are assessed with detailed cognitive, behavioral, biological, neuroimaging and sleep examinations. Results: Recruitment began in late 2016 and ended in May 2018. The interventions are ongoing and will be completed by early 2020. Discussion: This is the first trial addressing the emotional and cognitive dimension of aging with a long-term nonpharmacological approach and using comprehensive assessments to investigate the mechanisms. Results are expected to foster the development of preventive strategies reducing the negative impact of mental conditions and disorders.
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Géraldine Poisnel, Eider Arenaza‐urquijo, Fabienne Collette, Olga Klimecki, Natalie Marchant, et al.. The Age-Well randomized controlled trial of the Medit-Ageing European project: Effect of meditation or foreign language training on brain and mental health in older adults-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/ 4.0/). Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions, Elsevier, 2018, 4 (1), pp.714-723. ⟨10.1016/j.trci.2018.10.011⟩. ⟨inserm-02798298⟩

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