East Yorkshire Researchers Seek Volunteers for Memory Website Trial
Do you have memory problems or provide support to someone who does? A new research study by the Humber NHS Foundation Trust is looking for people to take part in a trial looking at a new website which will support people with memory issues.
Backed by European Union funding, CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD is a website aiming to help by providing services such as a social networking forum, a calendar, advice and support, and some self-administered questionnaires.
The research wlll last for 18 months and participants will be asked to complete questionnaires at the start and then at six-monthly intervals.
Researchers at the University of Hull are looking for 200 people from across Hull and the East Riding to take part. This study will develop and test ways that digital technology can make life better for people living with memory problems and the people who help them. Some of the people who volunteer to help will be given a free touch-screen computer (a tablet device) and training to use it, and will be visited by researchers every six months to find out whether the technology is helping them.
No expertise in technology devices is required! If you are over 50 and have memory problems or you care for someone who does, and you would both like to participate in this study, download the publication below, call 01482 301844 or email the Research Team.