CHeBA researchers are currently recruiting participants over 60 years for an exciting new study, the Social Cognition Ageing Study (SocCog), that is investigating social understanding across the adult lifespan. The findings from this research will advance our understanding of how normal adult ageing affects social understanding, which will ultimately assist in the development of programs to enhance social functioning and wellbeing in older Australians.
Participation will involve two separate 4 hour sessions at UNSW Sydney, that will be completed approximately two years apart.
To find out more or to join the study, visit Participate in the Social Cognition Ageing (SocCog) Study.
Any individual aged 95 or above who lives within the Randwick, Waverley, Woollahra, Bayside, or Inner West local government areas are eligible to join the Sydney Centenarian Study (SCS).
If an individual aged 95+ lives outside of this area, they may participate in the study if they are able and willing to have an MRI scan (our staff will provide transport).
If an individual aged 100 or above lives outside of our catchment area they are eligible to participate in the study if they are able and willing to provide a blood sample (collected in their own home by experienced staff).
To find out more or to join the study, visit Participate in the Sydney Centenarian Study.
We are seeking volunteers aged 60 and over to participate in a study that aims to investigate how useful computerised tests can be, particularly in identifying cognitive impairment in older adults. Since computerised tests are being increasingly used in clinical practice and research, this world first study will examine whether they are as good as the tests typically administered face to face by a neuropsychologist.
If you decide to volunteer, you will be asked to complete some questionnaires and an interview about your general health, do some computerised cognitive (‘thinking’) tasks on a touch screen tablet computer (iPad) and also face-to-face. We are interested in what you think of the tasks. We’d like to hear from people with all levels of computer experience (or none)!
If you would like more information or are interested in being part of the study, please contact the study team at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (02) 9385 0186.
To find out more about CogSCAN, visit: CogSCAN: Evaluation of Computerised Cognitive Tests in Healthy Older Adults.
Are you interested in general volunteering with CHeBA?
CHeBA periodically requires volunteers for such things as assisting with pilot testing for new trials and event support.
If you are interested in being updated about general volunteer opportunities, please register your details with Heidi Douglass at email@example.com.
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