iPACES Study Screening

If you are interested in being considered for participation in the iPACES neuro-exergaming study funded by the National Institute of Aging, please complete this form (should take about 5-10 minutes to complete):

You must have a co-residing study partner

  • Do you have a partner (e.g., spouse, adult child, roommate) that lives in the same home as you?

  • Is your primary residence located in the United States?

  • Are you aware that BOTH partners will be required to participate in this study?

One of you must be thought to meet criteria for mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

  • Does this individual experience problems in at least one area of thinking (such as memory or planning)?

  • Did this problem occur independently of a head injury or acute, external, or transient brain insult (e.g., viral encephalopathy, substance use)?

  • Are these problems due to either aging, stroke, TIA (transient ischemic attack), or concern about possible eventual dementia like Alzheimer's?

  • Could this partner complete the requirements of this study (exercise, tablet game, answering questionnaires) relatively independently?

You and your co-residing study partner need to meet these inclusion/exclusion criteria

  • Are both of you at least 50 years old?

  • Are both of you willing and able to participate in this study for one year?

  • Are both of you willing and able to exercise 3-5 times per week for at least the next 6 months?

  • Are both of you motivated to add this exercise to your routine 3-5 times per week?

  • Are both of you physically able to participate 3-5 times per week? (Your doctor will be asked to sign a permission form.)

  • Will both of you be home for at least 6 months (no more than two weeks away from the equipment)?

  • Are both of you willing to answer various survey questions periodically over the next year (this includes over the phone, videoconferencing, and completing surveys on a tablet we provide)?

  • Are both of you able to make a pedaling motion with both legs (similar to riding a bike)?

  • Are both of you, currently, regularly exercising LESS THAN 5-7 times per week at moderate intensity (e.g., jogging or activity to reach 60-80% of your max heart rate)?

  • Are both of you able to read information on a small screen (e.g., on a small tablet)? Answer yes even if glasses or enlarged font is required.

  • Are both of you proficient in the English language (speaking and reading)?

  • Are both of you without a tremor (e.g., shakiness such as due to Parkinson's disease or parkinsonism)?

  • Have both of you been seizure free throughout your life (e.g., no history of epilepsy, or single seizure other than due to illness/fever)?

  • Are you both unlikely to experience "car sickness" or unusual nausea from "screen time" (e.g., watching fast action in a video game or movie)?