SHUTi MIND, a research study for older adults with sleep and cognitive concerns

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Principal Investigator
Meghan Mattos
Kirsten MacDonnell
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Official Trial Title
Internet-based insomnia intervention to prevent cognitive decline in older adults with mild cognitive impairment
Study Description

The University of Virginia School of Nursing is seeking adults ages 65+ with memory and sleep concerns for a research study. The study aims to find out if an Internet-delivered program can improve sleep disturbances and have a positive long-term impact on brain health, such as preventing Alzheimer’s disease.

You may be eligible if you have insomnia symptoms, mild cognitive changes, and regular computer and Internet access. The entire study will take place online and over the phone. Participants may use a free online cognitive behavioral therapy program over 2-3 months to improve sleep.

The study involves an initial assessment and then 5 follow-up assessments at 9-weeks, 6-months, 12-months, 18-months, and 24-months. Each assessment includes questions related to sleeping habits and a cognitive function test. Each assessment is estimated to take 60-90 minutes to complete.

Study-related procedures are provided free of charge.

If interested, please visit our study website and complete and Interest Form:


Up to $300 based on completion of various study procedures.