A psychology researcher from the University of Edinburgh is looking for adults over the age of 60 to help with the future diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Julia Day, a student from the University’s Human Cognitive Neuroscience Department, is investigating cognitive and social functioning in healthy adults in order to determine selective impairments in Alzheimer’s Disease.
Her aim is that the research can contribute towards an earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, meaning that treatment can begin earlier.
Julia is asking for your help! If you are over 60 years old, have normal (or corrected-to-normal) vision and no hearing impairments then you can use your mind in the fight against Alzheimer’s by contributing to the project.
What is it?
The research involves taking part in a series of verbal and computer tasks that are not demanding, with no long-term negative effects. Some of the tasks require responding to Julia or to scenes on a laptop, hence the request that people have no hearing impairments.
Where is it?
The research can be carried out anywhere that is a quiet and comfortable environment, and Julia is more than happy to meet wherever respondents would find it most convenient.
How long is it?
It takes just over an hour to participate in the research, but it’s worth leaving two hours in total so that rest breaks can be taken.
Okay, sign me up!
Want to participate? Get in touch with Julia on 07840 116 224 or drop her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will organise a time and date that is suitable for you.