Dementia Cognitive Reserve Study
Participants wanted for a research project being conducted into Cognitive and Reserve member which has an impact on Dementia. This is an anonymous study and completely voluntary taking about 10 minutes.
The research is being conducted by Kyle Jones, PhD student at the Department of Psychology, Swansea University under the supervision of Dr. Jeremy Tree and Dr. Steve Edwards, also of Swansea University.
The first part of the study, is a questionnaire to determine some background information and general wellbeing.
Following this questionnaire you will contacted by one of the researchers and asked to take part in a series of language and attentional tasks at a time that is convenient to you. These tests have been designed to highlight areas that people with Dementia struggle with on a day to day bases, such as Attention, Memory and Language. They will include abstracts from the Test of Everyday Attention, Stroop task, Simon task, Trails A-B, Global Precedence Task, Lexical decision task, and a picture naming task.
Each task will take approximately 10-20 minutes, and the whole experiment will take approximately 1.5 – 2 hours, during this this time you will have several opportunities take breaks. Your participation is entirely voluntary and you are welcome to not take part in any one task or withdraw completely at any time. All tasks are paper and computer based, with no prior knowledge needed. The data collected is for the purposes of this research and can not be used as an assessment tools of any kind. Therefore, we are unable to provide any feedback on or any interpretation of the outcome of the tests/questionnaires.
IMPORTANT: WHILE THESE TESTS HIGHLIGHT COGNITIVE PREFORMANCE IN CERTAIN AREAS, NO ASPECT OF THIS STUDY CAN BE USED TO DIAGNOSE DEMENTIA IN YOU
If you would like to learn more about what is Cognitive Reserve and how it relates to Dementia there is a short viniet at the end of the questionnaire. The questionnaire should take you no more than 20 minutes.
All data you provide will be completely anonymous and confidential, and will only be accessible to Kyle Jones. If at any point you wish for your data to be removed from the experiment you are welcome to contact the researchers using the details below at any time. Please hold onto your participant number as we do not store data using names or any other identifiable marker.Following the investigation an analysis of the data will be form part of a report presenting our findings. This report may then be shown to interested third parties and published in a scientific article. All participant details will remain confidential.