Understanding how habits affect physical activity levels for people experiencing Mild Cognitive Impairment or who have concerns with their thinking or memory

Occurring Dates
Participant Duration
2-2.5 hours
State of study
New South Wales

Physical activity is important for brain and cognitive health. Researchers at UNSW Sydney and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) are inviting older people experiencing changes to their thinking and memory to participate in interviews, in order to better understand how habits affect the level of regular physical activity. We hope the results of this study will help develop and trial a more effective way to increase physical activity and maintenance for older people with thinking and memory concerns.

We are looking to recruit participants who:

  • Are 65 years of age or older
  • Have Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or have concerns about their thinking and memory (subjective cognitive decline; SCD)
  • Do not have a diagnosis of dementia or other psychiatric or neurological disorder
  • Live independently in NSW (i.e. in your own home or retirement village)
  • Have access to internet and a device (computer or tablet/ipad) to complete the interview by video call

There are some eligibility checks to make sure this study is for you. If you do participate, total participation is between 2 to 2.5 hours. The study involves answering some online survey questions, completing some thinking and memory tasks, and undertaking an interview to discuss aspects of your physical activity habits. The interview will be held by video-call due to COVID-19 physical distancing. If you participate, you will be reimbursed $30 as a token of appreciation for your time.

Further information

Please contact Sophie Andrews with any questions or if you would like to participate.
If you are not sure if you have MCI or SCD, or you have questions about the video-call interview please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Dinaz Parekh (Research Assistant)
T: (02) 9399 1815
E: [email protected]

This study has been approved by the UNSW Human Research Ethics Committee, approval number HC200381.

Study Address
Study participation is online.
Full Name
Sophie Andrews
Phone Number
(02) 9399 1076