A collaborative York University-York Central Hospital-Southlake Regional Health Centre research team is currently developing an assessment tool that measures eye-hand coordination and shows promise for the early detection of dementia.
They are now at the point of needing data from a large group of adults to fully develop this instrument and are looking for healthy participants over the age of 55, both with and without a family history of Alzheimer's disease.
Estimated participation time is approximately 1 hour, and will involve answering a few short questions and making simple point-to-point hand movements to move a cursor to targets displayed on a touch sensitive screen.
Your participation will not involve a diagnostic assessment and all information will be kept confidential.
The goal of this research is to advance our understanding of the brain networks affected in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, ultimately leading to improved detection, treatment, and care.
Participation can take place either in your home or at York University's Keele Campus.
Participants who travel to York University will be compensated $10 to cover the cost of parking.
If you are interested in contributing to this effort, please contact Kara Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org 416 388-4741