Our understanding of how thinking changes in individuals living with a dementia diagnosis is limited by a reliance on pen-and-paper tests administered infrequently within medical appointments. The University of Oxford has developed a collection of tasks to play on smartphones, each designed to measure a different aspect of how we think, such as our memory and everyday speech. Individuals will be able to play on these tasks for a few minutes each day from their own home; this will allow patterns of change to be accurately measured with little extra burden to the individual.
We are searching for volunteers with a diagnosis of cognitive impairment to try out examples of our tasks and feedback on their experience playing the games. In addition, we would like to know your thoughts on how to best support the use of technology in healthcare and research. This feedback will be used to improve study design prior to including the smartphone application in a Alzheimer’s disease clinical study.
The researchers would like to meet you for an informal discussion, lasting approximately an hour. This discussion can take place either at the University of Oxford or in the your own home if that is more convenient. Please get in touch to find out more.
Volunteers will be reimbursed for any reasonable travel expenses.
9th December 2019 - 31st January 2020
University of Oxford/ Big Data Institute