Volunteers Sought for Cognitive Wellness Program Memory Training & Physical Exercise Study


July 14, 2015

The Directors Guild Foundation Cognitive Wellness Program is currently seeking volunteers for its Memory Training and Physical Exercise Study. Conducted by Scott Kaiser, MD and Pauline Wu, MD from the Motion Picture & Television Fund and UCLA Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, the study hopes to determine whether combining physical exercise with memory training can improve cognitive performance. This study is being conducted in partnership with MPTF and made possible by a generous donation from the Directors Guild Foundation.

To participate in the study, the volunteers must be:

  • In Good Health
  • Age 60‑75
  • Living Independently
  • Have Memory Problems or
  • Complaints
  • With NO History of:
    • Neurodegenerative Disease or Dementia
    • Major Psychiatric Conditions
    • Neurological Disorders
    • Active Alcohol or Substance Abuse
    • Uncontrolled Hypertension or Cardiovascular Disease
    • Head Trauma or Systemic Diseases Affecting Brain

The study will involve:

  • Up to 21 Visits over the course of 14 weeks
  • Memory Training and Memory Testing
  • Physical Exercise and Fitness Testing

The Study will be conducted at the MPTF Wasserman Campus, Woodland Hills or the UCLA Westwood Campus

For more information, please call: 818‑876‑1716

The Directors Guild Foundation Cognitive Wellness Program continues to serve as a key emblem of the work MPTF is doing to improve the health and well-being of the entertainment industry community and attempting to leverage their partnerships with leading academic investigators to create a “living laboratory” within our community.