Lakeland Volunteers Put Their Minds to USF’s Memory Research

Lakeland Volunteers Put Their Minds to USF’s Memory Research

Volunteers at Florida Presbyterian Homes will have a crucial role in finding out whether it’s possible to test memory and brain function within the home.

The University of South Florida’s Byrd Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute is recruiting “cognitively healthy” adults, ages 55 and older, among Florida Presbyterian’s residents and staff for a pilot study.

CogState, an Australian company, makes systems for testing cognition and brain function. It’s in the process of developing a home version of tests used in laboratories, for which USF is doing the pilot study, said Aryn Harrison Bush, assistant professor in the USF School of Aging Studies.

Read more about this study: http://www.theledger.com/article/20130831/news/130839815