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NeuroCoRe Research Activity - Volunteers needed (studies below)

NeuroCoRe is regularly delivering empirical studies either independently or with a number of academic / clinical collaborators. Our interests are in the development of innovative tablet based assessment tools that tap cognitive function and measure cognitive decline. We are currently running studies involving healthy adults and adults with Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease and Huntington's Disease.

We lead a clinical trial called the Cognitive Computerised Assessments Programme of Studies (CoCoA). CoCoA is approved by and listed on the NIHR Register for neurodegenerative research. CoCoA is a programme containing a series of studies.  CoCoA:Inspect is our University based (non-clinical) evaluation of our measures in healthy adults.

Current studies: (click each to read more):

CoCoA AD:  Two groups of peple are being recruited - aged over 65 who are (1)healthy or have (2) Alzheimer's dementia.

ALF AD: Three groups of people are being recruited - aged over 55 who are (1) healthy or who have attended a memory service and been told they have a (2) memory impairment or (3) Alzheimer's Dementia

Information for potential volunteer participants...

CoCoA Alzheimer's Disease II (study)

What are the aims of this study?

We would like to see whether computer-based tests of thinking and memory give us more accurate information and are easier for patients to complete than paper-based tests. We are particularly interested in the neurodegenerative condition known as Alzheimer’s disease, and are looking for patients with this condition, as well as those without neurodegenerative disorders.

Who can volunteer?

We are looking for volunteers aged over 65 who have either a diagnosis of early Alzheimer's Dementia or are healthy and interested in supporting dementia research.

What does the study involve?

Taking part in a 2 hour (approx.) session (at a clinic)

Will taking part interfere with your treatment?

No, your medication and care will not be affected by you deciding for or against taking part in this study.

How can I find out more?

You can call us from the contacts page on this website or by telephoning us at 01725 432048 (8am to 4.30pm week days and a voicemail service)

You can also click patient participant or healthy participant to read the respective participant information sheets.

 

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Information for potential volunteer participants...

ALF in Alzheimer's Disease study

What are the aims of this study?

We want to learn more about the early symptoms experienced by people who attend Memory Clinics and about the value of different assessment tools that are used in this setting. We are interested in finding out how well the tools are able to monitor changes in memory over time and hope that we might use this information to suggest ways in which to improve them.

Who can volunteer?

We are looking for volunteers aged over 55 who have visited their local memory service and received either of the following outcomes:

a) A diagnosis of early Alzheimer's Dementia

b) Did not meet the criteria for any dementia, with memory problems being due to normal cognitive ageing or Mild Cognitive Impairment

We are also interested in healthy individuals over the age of 55 who are not experiencing particular problems with their memory and are interested in supporting dementia research.

What does the study involve?

Taking part in one or two appointments at one of several clinic location across Devon and Cornwall. This will be followed up by a phone call approximately 7 days later.

Will taking part interfere with your treatment?

No, your medication and care will not be affected by you deciding for or against taking part in this study.

How can I find out more?

You can call us from the contacts page on this website or by telephoning us at 01725 315258 (9am to 5pm) week days and a voicemail service)

You can also click here to read the participant information sheet.

 

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Information for potential volunteers

The aims:

This study aims to examine the performance and cognitive properties of a variety of new computerised cognitive assessments. These computerised assessments are based on previously established paper cognitive measures, which are currently widely used in clinical practice as assessment and diagnosis of a wide range of neurological and neuropsychological disorders. By developing computerised versions of these paper assessments we can enhance their efficiency and reliability and attempt to eliminate human error.

Who can take part:

We are recruiting healthy volunteers from the local Devon community, aged over 18.

What does the study involve:

The assessment should take no longer than 70 minutes and we will provide a comfort break roughly half way through. The assessment will consist of completing a variety of paper-based and iPad-based tasks designed to assess memory and thinking.

Will taking part affect your treatment?

No, your medication and care will not be affected.

How can I find out more?

You can call us from the contacts page on this website or by telephoning us at 01725 315258 (9am to 5pm) week days and a voicemail service)

You can also click here to read the participant information sheet.

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