Anyone 18 years and older can join the Brain Health Registry.
About the Study:
The steps are easy to follow:
1. Sign up Sign up by clicking here! Tell us who you are, how we can reach you, and electronically sign an informed consent form. That’s all it takes to get you enrolled as a participant.
2. Tell us about yourself Answer a set of questionnaires about your medical history, current health and lifestyle. Each takes just a few minutes — and you don’t have to do them all in one sitting! You can stop and start whenever you like.
3. Play some games Take some online brain tests. These are like games, but there is no way of winning or losing, and they take a few minutes.
4. Come back 3-6 months later, we want you to come back to answer more questions and take more tests — which look very much like online games. And don’t worry about remembering — we’ll send you an email to remind you!
5. Come back... again We’d like you to keep coming back every 3-6 months — and do so for many years! That’s what really helps researchers to understand the human brain as it ages and changes.
The purpose of the Brain Health Registry is to promote healthy brain function through the prevention of brain diseases, brain disorders and brain injuries that affect brain function in adults.
What is Involved:
Joining the Brain Health Registry is easy and takes less than an hour. However, this will be an ongoing process. If you wish to continue participating in online neuropsychological tests or get information about neurodegenerative diseases, you can remain in touch with our system. To participate, you will also be required to agree to a consent form. Once you give your consent, you will complete some questionnaires. You’ll be asked to give some basic information (date of birth, ethnicity, marital status, etc.) as well as how to contact you. You do not have to answer all the questions. The Brain Health Registry also includes computerized tests of your memory, attention, and how quickly you process new information and organization. You may also be asked to agree to have your medical records included in the Registry or to provide a sample of your saliva for genetic testing. These are optional and voluntary.