How do I participate?
PISA recruits most participants from existing cohorts and hospitals. There might be a need for you to participate in the future and we will post the recruitment criteria on this website.
To register in our database email firstname.lastname@example.org
What does participation involve?
Participating in a PISA study involves several different tests that will look at how brain, behaviour and biological factors change in respect to ageing and dementia. Participants attend on-site research visits where we carry out the following tests.
We use cognitive assessments to collect information about cognitive and behavioural functioning in day-to-day life.
MRI and PET exams
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans are standard procedures in clinical and research settings. We will use MRI and PET imaging to capture high-resolution images of the brain under different conditions.
Blood sample collection
We aim to explain biological factors that may be associated with age-related illnesses by collecting a small blood sample from participants.
Smart sensing study
We investigate how lifestyle factors may be associated with dementia. Participants wear a smart sensing device that records health-related data, like physical activity, sleep quality and heart rate.
How long will the study go for?
PISA is a longitudinal study, initially taking place over 5 years. We ask participants to attend follow-up research visits (on-site) once every 2 years.
How do I withdraw from the study?
To withdraw from the study, all you need to do is contact us to advise your withdrawal. Participants can withdraw at any time.
For more information email the PISA study team at email@example.com