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Aging & Memory Research Study (60+)

Baycrest, Baycrest Health Sciences, Rotman Research Institute

University of Toronto, Department of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry


We are looking for older adults aged 60+ with Mild Cognitive Impairment, early-stage Alzheimer's, or are experiencing memory concerns to participate in a two-session research study at Baycrest Hospital. Each session will take around 3 hours. For the first session, you will complete some paper-and-pencil questionnaires of memory, language, and visual-spatial skills. The second session will involve a variety of simple computer tasks while we measure brain activity using EEG (electroencephalography). The EEG involves placing essentially a swimming cap on your head, and will only measure the activity of your brain. EEG uses the same technology as a cardiogram to measure heart rate (otherwise known as an EKG). The EEG does involve a kind of hair gel placed at various positions on your scalp to measure brain activity, but we have a sink, towels, hair dryer and shampoo to rid of the gel. Compensation will be provided at $12/hr for the first session, and $15/hr for the second session, + TTC fare/parking.

Eligibility Criteria

Male, Female

60 to 89 years old

No history of strokes/ heart attacks, or coronary artery disease

No history of major traumatic head injury / prolonged loss of consciousness

Not currently medicated for depression / anxiety

Study Tasks

Participants will be performing a variety of simple computer tasks that involve vision, hearing, and touch - as well as paper-and-pencil activities of thinking abilities (memory, language, visuospatial skills)

Ethics

This study has been approved by Baycrest Hospital's Research Ethics Board (16-47)

Keywords

brain
aging
cognition
eeg
memory
Activity and Time

Psychology

Observational Study

Weekdays, Weekends

2.5 hour(s) - 3 hour(s) per session

2 session(s)

Study sessions are held either during morning or afternoon hours, and the day of week can be scheduled flexibly at your convenience

Compensation

Up to $81

Study Address

3650 Bathurst Street Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6A 2E4

Posting date: Aug 12, 2019

Earn $81