Health and social care research helps us learn about why we become ill and what we can do to stay well. It advances our knowledge so that we can find new treatments, change the way we deliver care, prevent illness and improve the environment, health and wellbeing of local populations.
We support research that benefits people who use our services and the communities we serve. We have studies for children and young people, dementia, substance misuse, eating disorders, learning disabilities and mental health.
What is the study about?
The Cognetivity, Integrated Cognitive Assessment (ICA) project is a trial of a new cognitive test. This new, computerised test aims to help identify if people have issues like Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or Alzheimer's Dementia (AD). The study aims at exploring the ICA test's ability to identify changes in ones' thinking skills in an easy and quick manner.
The ICA test is independent of language requirements so is ideal for people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Additionally, as the ICA is paperless, there is a positive environmental impact with this project.
Who can take part?
We are looking for people with a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Mild Alzheimer's Dementia (AD) and healthy volunteers who do not have a diagnosis.
We are looking for people aged between 55 and 90.
What is involved?
The study involves one appointment with one of our researchers lasting approximately 90 minutes. At this appointment we will conduct paper cognitive assessments and the computerized ICA test.
You will receive a £30 voucher to compensate you for your time.
How do I get involved?
If you are interested in the study or would like more information please contact the Research and Development Department, on 01932 722247 or firstname.lastname@example.org