The Mood & MemStim Research Study

What is Mood & Mem Stim?

A research study to determine whether non-invasive brain stimulation done in your own home can improve memory and depression in older adults (55+) diagnosed with MCI or mild Alzheimer's Disease and Depression.

Who can participate?

You are an older adult (55+) diagnosed with MCI or mild Alzheimer's Disease and depression. You must have a caregiver/partner who can administer the non-invasive brain stimulation for you at home.

What will you do?

  • Come to our lab 5 times for assessments across 5 months
    - Health interviews, memory, cognitive, and mood testing
    - Electroencephalogram (EEG)
    - MRI recording of brain activation
  • 20 minutes of home-based non-invasive brain stimulation
    - (1 session per day, Mon-Fri) for 4 weeks

Parking is provided

How to Sign Up

If you’re interested in participating in the Mood & Mem Stim, send us an email or call 617-971-5416.

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Study Faculty

View Marcus Institute researchers leading the Mood & MemStim Research Study .

Photo of Davide Balos Cappon, MS, at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research in Boston, MA

Davide Balos Cappon, MS, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist I
  • Clinical Neuropsychologist, The Deanna & Sidney Wolk Center for Memory Health, Hebrew SeniorLife
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Research Areas

A researcher at the Marcus Institute for Aging Research in Boston, MA studies MRI images of a human brain.

Brain Health

Through pioneering multidisciplinary research, the Marcus Institute is uncovering new answers to the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, delirium, and other changes to the brain.

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Physical Health and Function

Through the Marcus Institute’s research we are learning how older adults can maintain independence and quality of life.

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