Volunteer To Aid Medical Science

October 13, 2017

Are you aged 65 – 85 and do you want to:

  • Become more physically active?
  • Participate in regular supervised exercise?
  • Learn more about your brain health, learning and memory?
  • Be part of a supportive community?

Healthy men and women aged 65–85 are invited to participate in a six-month supervised exercise program. To be eligible participants must have no history of stroke or brain trauma, no diagnosed mental illness or cognitive function impairment, be free of significant cardiovascular disease, have a healthy BMI (< 30 kg/m2) and be able and willing to commit to the duration of the exercise program. Participation will include fitness tests, cognitive function testing, MRI scans of the brain, and small blood samples. 

Participants will be divided into three groups to complete either low-intensity (very easy), moderate-intensity (easy) exercise or aerobic-interval (hard) exercise three times per week for six months. All exercise will be supervised and monitored and we will measure cognitive function, fitness, blood hormones, genetic factors and brain volume before beginning exercise, at regular interval during the exercise program, and six months following the conclusion of the exercise program. 

Contact the Queensland Brain Institute: https://qbi.uq.edu.au/get-involved/volunteer-research-study