What we are studying
Research shows that quality of life can change for people and their families after a diagnosis of memory loss. Research also suggests that participating in the arts may help improve quality of life. However, our understanding of how the arts change the body or mind to improve quality of life is limited. Results from a previous study completed here suggested that the movement and social interactions in an improvisational movement class had separate effects on the body and mind that improved quality of life in people with early-stage memory loss. The study we are asking you to participate in is designed to better understand how improvisational movement and social interactions affect the bodies and minds of people with early-stage memory loss and their care partners.
You will receive one $25 gift card upon completion of Visits 1, 4, and 5 and a $50 gift card upon completion of Visits 2 and 3 to thank you for your time and effort volunteering for the study (a total of up to $175 over 5 visits).