Participate in CogSCAN

Participate in CogSCAN
CogSCAN is the first independent, systematic evaluation of four prominent and widely used computerised cognitive assessment instruments in healthy older adults and in people with mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

CogSCAN is the first independent, systematic evaluation of four prominent and widely used computerised cognitive assessment instruments in healthy older adults and in people with mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

We are seeking volunteers to participate in the CogSCAN At Home Study which aims to understand older adults’ experience of computerised neuropsychological assessment provided at home and whether they are useful in identifying cognitive impairment. Computerised tests of memory and other thinking skills have great potential to improve the way dementia may be diagnosed in the future.

We are delivering iPads to people’s homes so they can do the tests at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have COVID-safe procedures in place.
 
If you are aged 60 or older and fluent in English, you may be suitable to participate. People of all language and cultural backgrounds are welcome. People with any level of computer experience or none at all are welcome.

If you decide to volunteer, you will be asked to complete some questionnaires and an interview about your general health. We will deliver all the equipment you need, and we will ask you to do the computerised tests in a quiet spot at home on three occasions, and we will ask you afterwards what you thought about the tests. We will be there on the phone to help you with any questions or to troubleshoot any technical problems.

Contact

If you would like more information or are interested in being part of the study, please contact: 

T (02) 9385 0186
cogscan@unsw.edu.au