New study uses AI to predict who may benefit from cognitive training to stave off dementia

A new University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions study aims to shed light on which older adults at risk for Alzheimer’s disease may respond to cognitive training programs designed to boost thinking skills that tend to decline with aging and disease.

Led by Joseph Gullett, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the PHHP department of clinical and health psychology who was hired under UF’s artificial intelligence initiative, the study will use a combination of brain imaging and artificial intelligence tools to establish the effectiveness of a take-home, 12-week cognitive training program. The project is supported by a five-year K23 research career development grant from the National Institute on Aging totaling more than $800,000.


UF PHHP May 1, 2023