By taking part in a CHeBA research study, you'll be partaking in world-leading research and making a valuable contribution to changing the future of dementia.
Social Cognition Ageing Study (SocCog)
This study will advance our understanding of how normal adult ageing affects social understanding and assist the development of programs to enhance social functioning and wellbeing in older Australians.
To register, you must:
- Be aged 60 and over;
- Speak English;
- Have no a history or current diagnosis of major psychiatric illness or neurological disease;
- Be able to attend face-to-face visits in Randwick.
Participation will involve two separate 4 hour sessions at UNSW Sydney, completed approximately two years apart.
Sydney Centenarian Study (SCS)
This longitudinal study explores genetic and environmental determinants of extreme longevity. The study examines the cognition, health, care needs, brain structure and genetics of Australia’s oldest old.
- You must be aged 95 and over living within the Randwick, Waverley, Woollahra, Bayside or Inner West local government area;
- If you are aged 95 and over living outside the catchment area, you must be willing and able to have an MRI scan (our staff will provide transport);
- If you are aged 100 and over living outside the catchment area, you must be willing to provide a blood sample (collected in your own home by experienced staff).
Participation in this study involves taking part in two interviews with our experienced researchers in the comfort of your own home. In addition, you will be invited to participate in other optional aspects of the study.
CogSCAN - Computerised Testing
This study aims to investigate how useful computerised tests can be, particularly in identifying cognitive impairment in older adults.
This world first study will examine whether they are as good as the tests typically administered face to face by a neuropsychologist.
To register, you must be aged 60 and over.
Participants 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.
Changed Behaviours Associated with Memory and Cognitive Decline
This research study led by the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) aims to seek the views and concerns of people living with dementia, families/carer partners and healthcare workers.
Participation in this study requires a diagnosis of early stage dementia.
If you are interested in sharing your views, please contact:
Dr Claire Burley
T (02) 9385 2648
Download the flyer: Changed Behaviours Associated with Memory and Cognitive Decline.