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Take Action Against Alzheimer's - Free memory test
Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 3:34 PM
Joined: 10/10/2013
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Got an e-mail about this, so thought it might be a good thing for a first post.  It is from the Alzheimer's Prevention Registry.


You don’t see people walking around with strings around their fingers anymore – smartphones have taken over the job of reminding us of things we need to do. But if you didn’t have access to your phone, would you be able to remember everything? Has your memory improved with age, or gotten worse?

The Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative has partnered with to provide you with a free memory test that will allow you to compare and share your results with others. The results of this test will help scientists learn more about brain-related diseases.

Take Action Against Alzheimer’s – Free memory test

This test takes about 10 minutes and is a great action step you can take in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Encourage your friends to take it and see how you all compare!

Thank you for taking the time to visit and taking the memory test. Their goal is to reach a million participants, and you can help contribute to that goal. It will be interesting to see what scientists learn about memory from this project!

Keep an eye on your inbox for your next action step as a member of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry. And remember to participate in the conversation by visiting our Facebook page and website frequently.

The memories you save could be your own.
MindCrowd is a first-of-its-kind web-based memory study to identify cognitive performance outliers and to better understand their genetic differences. In Phase I, the goal is to have 1 million individuals, aged 18 to 80, take the 10-minute online test and gather information for a more detailed Phase II study. At its core, MindCrowd is a new way to approach scientific research, learn how the brain functions and how genetics might influence memory. While there are many different ways to test memory performance, this is the first time online research will be gathered, analyzed and pursued for insight into cognition and memory and the relationship to Alzheimer’s and other brain disorders through genetics. At the end of the study, researchers hope to gain new biological insight that will then be leveraged for therapeutic application.