BrainFit aims to study the effectivity of online cognitive training in older patients with mood disorders and subjective cognitive complaints. Also, we aim to study the effect on objective cognitive functioning, mood, social functioning, mastery and quality of life.
Impaired cognitive functioning is known to be associated with unipolar and bipolar mood disorders and tends to have a negative impact on recovery of mood symptoms and social functioning. Moreover, late life mood disorders are associated with increased prevalence of dementia. To date, no effective evidence-based treatment exists to address cognitive problems in these patients. Therefore we will conduct a study to evaluate the efficacy of online cognitive training in 80 non-demented patients with late life mood disorders and subjective cognitive complaints.