This spring we’ll be inviting participants to complete a series of short cognitive tests online. The tests have been specifically selected to help scientists understand the likely causes of dementia, and all are quick, interesting and enjoyable to do. Some of these tests were done when participants joined the study whilst others will be new. UK Biobank intends to repeat these tests periodically so that it can find out why some people’s cognitive health changes more than other people’s, as this will help understand how to prevent dementia in the future.
Dr John Gallacher, who helped design the tests says: “Our mind is probably our most valuable asset. The prospect of preventing dementia is really exciting and I believe that helping UK Biobank to achieve this goal is a great investment in all our futures.”
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