We are looking for individuals in Adelaide to participate in a study who have noticed changes in their memory skills and cognitive function. For example, you may feel you have become more forgetful (such as misplacing your keys or forgetting the details from a previous conversation)

Background

In Australia, people are living longer than previous generations before them resulting in an ageing population. This is a concern for society as the ageing process can reduce an individual’s independence and is often accompanied by health conditions including various types of Dementia which impact on brain function including memory. Age-related changes in brain function appear to accompany changes in the brain itself. As a result, there is a drive to develop different interventions that might benefit the brain and therefore improve functions such as memory.

About this study

This study aims to investigate whether age-related cognitive effects can be reduced by increasing dietary intake of a macronutrient found in dairy products called Complex Milk Lipids (CML’s). This intervention is suggested to be potentially beneficial because of the importance of lipids to the health of neurons and other cells within the brain.

Study Criteria

You will need to meet the following criteria to participate in this study:

  • Male or female aged 55 to 75 years
  • BMI between 18.5 and 35 (Inclusive. We can calculate this for you)
  • Have noticed some changes in your memory function
  • Not allergic to milk and rice
  • Willing to attend a screening appointment and 4 visits in our clinic at SAHMRI over a 16-week period

*Note that other criteria exist and will be assessed during study screening

Participants will receive $175 reimbursement for their time and to acknowledge their valuable contribution to scientific research.

If you would like to participate register your interest using the Participate in a study form.

If you have any queries or would like more information, please call 8305 0615 or email CRUstudies@csiro.au to provide your contact details and a trial co-ordinator will contact you.

This study has been approved by the CSIRO Human Research Ethics Committee

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