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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Apathy in Mild Cognitive Impairment
Principal Investigator:

Prasad R. Padala

Location: Little Rock, AR
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: November 2018 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $297,101
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background and Objective: One in five older adults has Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), a precursor of dementia. Apathy, a profound loss of initiative and motivation, is seen in as high as 60% of patients with MCI. Patients with apathy often neglect activities they are fully capable of, related to self-care and physical activity, which leads to long term impairment and disability. Apathy is associated with impaired executive function, increased caregiver burden, and higher rates of conversion to...

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