Is there something you're forgetting?
Or are you noticing others you care about being a bit more absent-minded than they used to be?
Perhaps it's you, your parents, your partner or spouse, or close friends...
They say elephants never forget but people can, especially as they grow older, and things do tend to slip our minds.
This can be worrying. Often there's nothing at all to be concerned about.
However, sometimes it can be signs of the early stages of memory loss.
CGMRT is one of New Zealand's leading charitable medical research trusts, working to conduct clinical trials to help find solutions for a lot of the issues surrounding ageing.
We are presently involved in looking at the area of memory and what can be done to help counter short term memory loss. We're working alongside pharmaceutical companies in trialling new treatments.
As part of this we are looking for people who will be willing to take part in our latest study, with the goal of helping themselves and others.
If you are between 50 - 85 years of age, and feel that your memory might be worsening, you might like to take part in a clinical research study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a new investigational medication that may help slow the progression of early memory loss.
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE OR VISIT THE PAGE ON OUR TRIALS.
If you answer YES to more than three of the questions, you may want to find out more information about mild memory loss, talk to your GP or another medical professional, or even take part in a clinical trial.
Over the past six to twelve months, have you noticed any change in how well you remember things?
Do you find you are forgetting more often?
Do you often misplace/lose things?
Do you sometimes have trouble finding the right word?
Is it more difficult to learn new things?
Are you finding it's not as easy to remember people's names without really thinking about it?
Have you become less interested in hobbies or activities?
Do you have trouble remembering appointments or family occasions?
Does it take you longer to make decisions?
Have people commented on your memory lapses?
If you answered YES to three or more of these questions,
are between 50 and 85 years of age, live within 100km of Christchurch and has a friend or partner who is available to attend appointments with you, YOU AY BE INTERESTED IN OUR CLINICAL TRIALS.
You can email us to find out more.