P1vital Cognitive Evaluation (VICOG)

Interested in helping the fight against cognitive decline and dementia?

It only takes 20 minutes to complete our short set of simple computerised tasks and questionnaires, which measure memory, thinking and attention. The P1vital Cognitive Evaluation (VICOG) is a great way to support dementia research from the comfort of your own home.

We are interested in hearing from you, if you:
  • Are aged between 65 and 85 years
  • Live in the United Kingdom
  • Do not have a diagnosis of any neurological or psychiatric disorder
  • Are not taking medication for the treatment of any neurological or psychiatric disorder
Why should I help?

Contributing to research is a great way to make a difference to the future of dementia treatment and care. We will also take care to safeguard your data, and before we collect any data from you, we will make it clear how we intend to use it in our data analysis.

A note to say thank you!

We would like to sincerely thank everyone who has participated in our research so far. In recognition of your enthusiasm for this work, we have made a £500 donation to Alzheimer’s Research UK, to help power even more research into life-changing preventions and treatments for dementia.

Why are you collecting this data?

Dementia is a devastating disease which manifests itself through memory loss, mood changes and problems with communication, attention and thinking, amongst other symptoms. In the UK, it affects over 850,000 people, and costs the NHS over £26 billion each year. There is currently no cure for dementia, which is why research into early prevention of the disease is important.

We are a small, Oxfordshire-based company. We work with world-class Universities, as well as other biotech and pharmaceutical companies, to understand how we can make brain research more effective in the future and to investigate potentially breakthrough treatments. To do this, we collect and analyse data from patients as well as from healthy people.

The way the brain functions, and the way we think, changes as we get older. We want to investigate the changes in memory, thinking and attention in ageing people. This will give us important information about what goes wrong in individuals experiencing diseases like dementia, and, helps us to explore the possibility of catching dementia in the very early stages of the disease.

What is involved?

If you decide to take part, we will ask you to complete a short set of cognitive tasks (which are like very simple computer games) and online questionnaires. These tasks and questionnaires measure memory, attention, and cognition.

We will also ask for some basic information about you, such as your age. Completing the tasks and questionnaires takes approximately 20 minutes of your time, and you can do this at home in your own time. You will need a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, and a good internet connection.

Who is eligible?

We are specifically looking for UK residents, aged 65-85, who do not have a current diagnosis of any neurological or psychiatric disorder to take part in our study.  Some of the diagnoses that would make you ineligible for this study may include:

  • Dementia
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Any anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • An eating disorder, for example anorexia or bulimia nervosa

You will also be ineligible to participate if you are currently taking any medication for the treatment of neurological or psychiatric disorders. Some of these medications include:

  • Antidepressants
  • Mood stabilisers
  • Antipsychotics
  • Benzodiazepines (used in the treatment of anxiety disorders)
  • Anticholinergics (used in the treatment of dementias)
  • Prescription medications to help you sleep
Who are P1vital?

We are an Oxfordshire based company conducting clinical research and building digital tools to improve the treatment of mental health and neurological disorders. We collaborate with researchers from academia and industry, as well as clinicians, regulators and policymakers, to conduct cutting-edge work on improving the treatment and management of disorders of the brain.

What will you do with my email address?

We ask for your email address so we can send you instructions on how to complete the tasks and questionnaires. We will only use your email address to send you this information. We will not use your email address for any other purpose, and we will delete it when this research is completed in summer 2020.

Our data confidentiality promise

If you agree to helping with our research, we won’t ask for any data that could identify you, other than your email address. For example, we will not ask for your name, address, or date of birth. Your personal data, including your email address, will be kept confidential and will not be linked in our database to any of your other data (this provides anonymity to the data you provide to us).

Your demographic, questionnaire and task data will be used for research purposes only. We will use your data to prepare reports which we may share with other parties, but you cannot be identified from this. All data will be stored on a secure server at P1vital Products Ltd., in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our privacy notice contains more information and can be seen here: https://www.p1vital.com/privacy-notice/. If you have any concerns about the safety of your data, you can contact us at dpo@p1vital.com.

I have other questions or concerns

Please contact us at vicog@p1vital.com.

I'd like to help with this research into dementia and the ageing brain.
Please send me information about how to take part.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data.