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.
Rethink My Drink Study - Website Testing
Are you or someone you know aged 60-75 and interested in our supporting a new CHeBA study designed to reduce alcohol-related harm?
We’re looking for volunteers (drinkers and non-drinkers) to explore the new website for our Rethink My Drink study, which will help reduce alcohol-related harm among older Australians. Participation is remote, takes about two hours and volunteers will be recompensed with a $20 Coles/Myer gift voucher. Volunteers will be asked to browse the site, test some of the functions and give us your opinion on how well it works.
Why will this study be important?
More than 1 in 10 Australians in their 60s are engaging in risky drinking daily or almost daily. Some studies suggest smaller levels of alcohol consumption is protective against age related cognitive decline, however these findings are now being challenged, and nothing is known about the effects of binge drinking on the ageing brain.
Several barriers stop people with subclinical drinking habits from seeking help to reduce their alcohol consumption. Rethink My Drink is an online intervention aiming to educate and engage older Australians on this issue, to promote healthier drinking habits.
Rethink My Drink is in the pilot stages of testing the online intervention and cognitive testing protocol.
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, if you are aged 60 years and older, speak English fluently, and speak and/or read a language other than English you might be eligible to participate.
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.