Posted on: Thu, 7 Dec 2017
Adele Taylor with one of the first LBC1936 Wave 5 participants
In October 2017, we were excited to welcome back our first LBC1936 participants for a 5th Wave of testing. Like previous waves, the Wave 5 visit involves thinking and memory tests, physical and medical assessments, and we’ll also provide a short series of questionnaires. New to this wave will be a questionnaire on musical experience and expertise. As part of Wave 5, we’ll also be taking a retina photograph with the same kind of camera as opticians use. This will help us to examine how the health of the blood vessels in the eye relates to brain health and other important aspects of ageing. The brain imaging part of the study, which takes place at a separate visit to the Edinburgh Imaging Facility WGH (Western General Hospital), will begin in early 2018.