Cognitive and Physical Exercise Study (CAPES) is a project that investigates the impact of cognitive training, exercise training, and the possible effects of a combined physical and cognitive program against a no-contact control group. Older adults will be randomized to these four groups in order to examine if the combined condition elicits similar or greater improvements on everyday functioning than either cognitive or physical interventions alone.  Additionally, this project will examine whether the three training conditions represent feasible, intrinsically- motivating training programs for older adults. This study is led by Dr. Ross and is currently funded by the UAB Roybal Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility.

Project Team

Lesley A. Ross, Ph.D.

Lesley Ross