CHAI Memory and Sleep Study

This research study is examining the effects of targeted magnetic brain stimulation on deep sleep and cognitive function.
You may be eligible if you:

• Are between the age of 60 and 85
• Experience difficulties with memory or managing daily tasks
• Have no history of recurrent seizures or epilepsy
• Are not taking psychiatric or sleep medications

The study involves two visits to the sleep lab at Western Psychiatric Hospital, including one 3-hour daytime visit and two consecutive overnight sessions. During this time, you will complete paper and computer cognitive tests, two 20-minute MRI brain scans, and one 37-minute magnetic brain stimulation session.

This study is open to recruitment.

Principal Investigator:
Kristine Wilckens, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Research Associates:
Christine Peng; 412-246-6428; pengcw@upmc.edu
Kara Rickford; 412-246-6423; rickfordk@upmc.edu

If you are interested in learning more about the CHAI study, please contact Christine or Kara.