Below is a request for volunteers for a memory project. You'll find links to more information at the end of this letter.
Dear Port Phillip U3A,
My name is Aimee Brown, I am a research assistant from the Cognition and Emotion Research Centre, within the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences at Australian Catholic University. The centre is led by Professor Peter Rendell, whose research focus is primarily on cognitive aging, with a particular interest in memory and emotion processing.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for advertising our study in your newsletter – we have received much interest for our project as a result.
As this project is quite large, we are still in the process of recruiting participants for our study.
Our current research project is called Memory Train, investigating prospective memory - the act of remembering future intentions (please find attached our flyer). Prospective memory is involved in many daily activities that are critical for the maintenance of independence in late adulthood, such as remembering to take medication and turn off appliances.
This project will aim to establish whether it is possible to enhance the prospective memory function of healthy older adults. All participants are aged 60-years-old and above, and will be assigned to one of four different memory training programs and take part in an introductory session.
If you are interested in hearing more about what we do and our research, please don’t hesitate to email, call or visit our website at www.ccaer.acu.edu.au
I look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to pass on our flyer and recruitment letter to your network.
Cognition and Emotion Research Centre,
School of Behavioural & Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences
Australian Catholic University