Exercise Program for People with Mild Memory Loss and Pre-Diabetes

What we are studying

The purpose of this research study is to examine the effects of high and low intensity exercise for those with mild memory loss and pre-diabetes. We will also examine the effects of this exercise on certain proteins and hormones in body fluids, and on brain structure and function using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Recent studies indicate that exercise improves memory and thinking abilities for adults with mild memory loss OR pre-diabetes. This study examines the effects of exercise on people with mild memory loss AND pre-diabetes.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 50 - 89

Eligibility Criteria

  • Mild memory loss
  • Pre-Diabetes

What is involved

  • Study participation will last about 6 months
  • 2 screening visits
  • 3 pre-physicial acitivty program visits
  • Physical activity program that includes coming to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to exercise 4 times per week for 24 weeks
  • 3 follow-up visits after completion of the physical activity program


Participants will be paid at total of $300 if all scheduled visits are completed.

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Sheri Mayer

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.