Habits and Physical Activity in people with Mild Cognitive Impairment or thinking and memory concerns

What is this study about?

Physical activity is important for brain and cognitive health. We are inviting older people experiencing changes to their thinking and memory to participate in interviews, in order to better understand how habits affect physical activity levels.

We hope the results of this study will help develop and trial a more effective way to increase physical activity and maintenance for older people with thinking and memory concerns.

You could be eligible if you:

  • Are 65 years or older
  • Have Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or concerns about your thinking and memory (subjective cognitive decline)
  • Do not have diagnosis of dementia or psychiatric or neurological disorder
  • Live independently in NSW
  • Have access to internet and a computer/ipad/tablet for a video call interview

What is involved?

If you are interested in participating, the study involves:

  • A phone call to check this study is for you and to confirm eligibility
  • Answering some online survey questions,
  • Completing some thinking and memory tasks, and
  • Undertaking an interview by video call to discuss aspects of your physical activity habits.

Total participation time is between 2 – 2.5 hours and participants receive $30 as a token of appreciation.

If you are interested or know someone who might be, please contact the research team for more information:  

Dinaz Parekh (Research Assistant)
T: (02) 9399 1815