BRAIN-Diabetes: Border Region Area lifestyle Intervention Study for Healthy Neurocognitive Ageing in Diabetes

Name of Study

 

BRAIN-Diabetes: Border Region Area lifestyle Intervention study for healthy Neurocognitive ageing in diabetes

 

Purpose of Study

This study aims to develop a healthy brain lifestyle programme for people with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) in the border areas of Ireland. The lifestyle programme to prevent cognitive/memory impairment and dementia will include exercise, diet, brain (cognitive) training and management of vascular risks, e.g. high blood pressure. The Initial part of the study involved conducting focus groups. The aims of these focus groups was to (i) explore the attitudes of people with T2DM towards changing their lifestyle to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia and, (ii) to determine what type of lifestyle programme would be acceptable to people with T2DM to encourage lifestyle change.

We are now at the second phase of the study and, we require participants to take part in a healthy brain lifestyle intervention (participant will be randomised to one of two different types of intervention).Study participants must have a recently diagnosis Type 2 Diabetes (within 18 months), be aged 50 years or over and reside in the Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan area.

 

 

Type of Study (observational/exploratory etc.)

The initial part of the study is a qualitative study, and the second part is a clinical trial to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a lifestyle intervention to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in older adults

 

Are you recruiting participants for this trial?

 

Yes

 

Geographical location of study 

 

Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan and at a later stage Fermanagh Tyrone area

 

Who can take part?

Study participants must have Type 2 Diabetes, be aged 50 years or over and reside in the Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan

 

What will the participants be asked to do?

 

Participants will be allocated to either a group who receive a lifestyle programme or a control group who receive education and standard care. The lifestyle group will receive a 4-month active lifestyle programme in the community followed by 2 months of engaging in a self-directed lifestyle programme.

 

 

Recruitment Start Date

 

N/A

 

Recruitment Finish Date

 

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Study Duration

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This study is funded by:

 

For further information contact:

 

Caroline Bradshaw

 

Phone

 

087 4565851

 

Email

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