Relationship between cognition, sleep and driving in older adults with and without dementia - The STRIVE Study

Occurring Dates
Participant Duration
In-person meeting for approx. 1.5 hours, and 2 weeks of at-home monitoring.
State of study

The ability to continue to drive is rated as the second most valued activity by older adults to maintain independence and to increase quality of life. Changes in 'thinking skills' associated with ageing have been associated with changes in driving; however, no research to date has investigated the possible impact of sleep in concurrently optimising cognition and driving behaviours.

Therefore, this study will involve:

  • Telephone and questionnaire screening to determine eligibility
  • Completing verbal, and paper and pencil cognitive tasks
  • 2 weeks of at-home monitoring

We are seeking adults aged 60-80 years having held a driver’s license who: 

  • Are healthy; OR
  • Have new changes in cognition or mood; OR
  • Have a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment; OR
  • Mild dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease.

Upon completing 2 weeks of at-home monitoring, you will be reimbursed $50. Upon completing all components of the study (including return of equipment), you will be entered into a draw for a $200 Coles Myer voucher after the conclusion of the study.

Further information

For further information or to participate, please contact The STRIVE Study on (03) 9905 3553 or at [email protected].

This study has been approved by the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC), Approval Number: 26176.

Study Address
Building 1
270 Ferntree Gully Road
Notting Hill
VIC 3168
Full Name
The STRIVE Study
Monash University
Phone Number
(03) 9905 3553