Are you aged 65+? Are you having trouble remembering people, appointments, events or tasks?
Are you available to participate in research for 12 weeks?
If so, you may be eligible to enrol in a study with Flinders University.
The study examines the feasibility of delivering non-pharmacological intervention using a simple, intuitive tablet-based application (app) that supports daily living activities for use by older people living in the community with mild cognitive impairment or early stage dementia.
You will be provided with an iPad to use the preloaded research app. The app will enable you to create appointments using an inbuilt calendar, make phone calls using an image based contact list and undertake daily ‘brain training’ activities.
You will be provided with training to use the preloaded research app on the iPad. You will be able to contact the research team if you have questions or need help.
After an initial telephone interview, you may be invited to attend an appointment for eligibility screening, health data collection and training.
The pilot study will start in September 2018. At the end of the 12-week study period, an appointment will be made for final data collection and iPad handover.
When and where will the research take place?
Participant screening will take place in August, with the 12-week program commencing in September 2018. The 12-week program includes daily brain training activities that can be conducted in your own home.
How do I register?
The Plug-in is promoting this important research study on behalf of Flinders University.
If you are available and it sounds like you meet the criteria, you can register your interest by contacting Dr. Lua Perimal-Lewis on firstname.lastname@example.org or (08) 8201 2069.