Many people complain about their memory, especially as they get older. There are many possible reasons for forgetting, and memory mistakes do not automatically mean a memory disorder. If we know more about how often healthy people forget, the types of things they forget, and the factors that influence forgetting, GPs and other health professionals will be able to judge how serious reported memory problems might be and how they can help people to improve and protect their memory.
An anonymous questionnaire-based research study in DCU School of Nursing and Human Sciences is exploring the type of memory mistakes people make in normal everyday life, how often these mistakes occur, and the possible relationship between memory errors and factors such as age, gender, education level, mood and fatigue.
If you are aged 50 or above, and you do not have a diagnosis of dementia, Parkinson’s Disease or a neurological condition that impacts cognition, a significant psychiatric or learning disability, or severe hearing or visual impairment , please take 20 -30 minutes to complete this anonymous questionnaire (link below) looking at everyday memory and memory lapses.
If you would like more information about this study, please contact the principle investigator, Sophia Kilcullen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or study supervisors, Dr. Kate Irving at email@example.com and Prof. Teresa Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest.