Stimulation to Improve Memory
Research Study

Researchers at Michigan Medicine are seeking volunteers with memory concerns or diagnosis to participate in a study testing a form of brain stimulation. This clinical trial will help evaluate whether brain stimulation can improve memory and thinking abilities. Join our compensated study today!

Fast Facts

current Memory Concerns

Stable on relevant medications for at least 4 weeks

ages 50+

Compensation Provided

Conducted in Ann Arbor and Detroit, MI

Study Background

Michigan Medicine is looking for individuals to participate in the Stimulation to Improve Memory research study.

We are seeking volunteers who have received a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment or dementia of the Alzheimer’s type for a research study that uses cognitive rehabilitation and non-invasive electrical brain stimulation treatments.

A diagnosis is preferable, but we will also include individuals with subjective concerns without a diagnosis. There is no cost to you. In fact, you will be compensated for your time.

Join us in advancing memory research!

Additional Information

U-M researchers are testing a form of brain stimulation to see if it changes the way areas of the brain communicate and if it improves memory or thinking abilities.


You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

  •  Must be 50+ years old

  • Diagnosis or concerns of mild cognitive impairment, dementia of the Alzheimer’s type, or memory issues

  • Stable on relevant medications for at least 4 weeks

  • Fluent in English

  • Able to receive an MRI

  • No history of conditions such as epilepsy, seizure, multiple sclerosis, or moderate to severe Traumatic Brain Injury

  • No history of psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder

  • No impairments that significantly limit ability to see or hear

  • No significant history of alcohol or drug dependence

  • No recent major radiation exposure

Over the course of the study, you will have at least 8 visits. These will involve memory and thinking tests, fMRIs, PET scans, 5 back-to-back days of non-invasive brain stimulation, and optional blood draws. You may have the option to do additional treatment sessions.

You may receive up to $510 for your participation.

There is no cost for you to participate in the study.