PROTECT Norge - research project

PROTECT Norge is a remote and internet-based research project that aims to understand how the brain ages and why someone develops dementia.

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Norwegians can participate in the study here from thursday 24th of September 2020 (the page is in Norwegian).

Read more about the study in Norway here (in Norwegian).

The study will last for up to five years. The participants will annually provide information about demographics, lifestyles, physical and mental health history and drug use. Additionally, the participants will annually conduct web-based tests that measure brain function, including reasoning capabilities and memory. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to participate in other studies with similar purposes via the PROTECT Norge website.

The study is developed at King’s College London and Exeter University in Great Britain.

Who can participate

You can participate if you

  • are over 50 years old
  • live in Norway and speak Norwegian
  • do not have a diagnosis of dementia
  • have access to internet and a computer

The goal of the study

By repeating tests that measure brain function once a year over a five year period, brain development will be monitored over time. This development, coupled with information on lifestyle and genetics, among other things, will help researchers to answer questions such as:

  1. How does our lifestyle, including exercise and sleep, affect the risk of developing dementia?
  2. What are the early signs of dementia, and how do they differ from normal aging?
  3. What role do genes play in the aging brain?

By answering these questions, researchers will have a better knowledge base to develop new and better treatment and prevention of dementia.

Contact

If you want to know more, please contact us at protect-norge@sus.no 

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