CCT for Diabetic Elderly Veterans


Computerized cognitive training (CCT) is an intervention that has improved cognitive functioning in the elderly with and without cognitive impairment. We will study the effect of a CCT program over an active control, "classic" computerized games. The outcomes will be memory and executive functions/attention, diabetes self-management and adherence to medications, and glycemic and blood pressure control. Non-demented elderly veterans with diabetes mellitus, who are at high risk for cognitive impairment, will be from the James J. Peters, Bronx, NY and Ann Arbor, MI VAMCs. This novel potential service fits the portfolio of the Quality Enhancement Research Initiative for Diabetes Mellitus (QUERI-DM) for which the Ann Arbor VAMC is a primary center. If successful, the VA National Center for Prevention and MyHeatheVet will collaborate in disseminating results to encourage implementation throughout the VA.

Study Start Date

April 2015

Estimated Completion Date

November 2017


  • Other: computerized cognitive training
  • Other: control games


  • Endocrinology: Diabetes

MeSH Terms

  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
  • computerized cognitive training

Study ID

Department of Veterans Affairs -- IIR 11-285



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Department of Veterans Affairs

Inclusion Criteria

  • 65 years old or above
  • A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes
  • Home access to computer and internet
  • Has an informant
  • Self-management score 18 or below

Exclusion Criteria

  • Dementia or prescribed AD medications
  • Major medical, psychiatric, or neurological conditions that affect cognitive performance
  • Severe impairment of vision, hearing or fine motor control necessary for computer operation




65 Years and older

Accepts Healthy Volunteers


Study Locations and Contact Information (3)

Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
James J Peters VA Medical Center Bronx NY - Bronx, New York 41.7 miles None None None
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Ann Arbor MI - Ann Arbor, Michigan 545.0 miles None None None
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Ann Arbor MI - Ann Arbor, Michigan 545.0 miles Pearl G Lee MD 734-769-7100 provides clinical trial listings in an easy to view format. All clinical trial information is pulled directly from This website does not guarantee acceptance into any clinical trial, and is not responsible for adverse events that may be incurred from a clinical trial.