You cannot take part in the trial if you have any of the following:
∑ Diagnosed actively-growing intracranial pathology (tumours etc.)
∑ Mental health illness
∑ Misuse of illegal substances or alcohol
∑ Use of regular systemic steroids or cancer drugs
∑ Cancers that affect your body
∑ Not fluent in English
∑ Depressed, or feeling depressed.
∑ Lacking capacity to give informed consent
∑ Previous history of stroke
∑ History of aggression or violence
∑ Inability to attend the research venue for assessment
∑ Assessed as probably being non-complaint with the intervention regime
∑ Diagnosed with a neurological condition eg. Parkinsonís disease, multiple sclerosis
∑ Diagnosed with dementia of any cause
∑ Chronic pain disorders
∑ Volunteers taking medication which would impair cognitive function such as gabapentin, pregabalin, strong opiates (e.g. morphine)
∑ Any chronic illness other than hypertension, asthma or mild COPD.
∑ Not being available for all the assessment sessions.
∑ Participants currently involved in any other research program