SENSE Matters stands for Sensory & Cognitive Measurement in Older Adults
SENSE Matters is a research study investigating across-study variation in methods used to collect and analyze cognitive data in older adults with hearing or vision impairment. Eligible, longitudinal cohort studies will be systematically identified from a literature review and their methods of collecting and analyzing cognitive data in older adults with sensory impairment will be assessed using survey responses from cohort studies and compared.
This study aims to determine the magnitude of sensory impairment bias on estimates of cognitive function and diagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Any miscalculation could have far-reaching implications on health care and resource planning, clinical trial study enrollment, and intervention research in cognitively impaired older adults. Ultimately, this research seeks to pioneer the development of novel, standardized methods and best practices to collect cognitive data.
How is SENSE Matters Funded?
SENSE Matters is funded by grant R21AG060243 from the National Institute on Aging.
Studies must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Ongoing or recently completed (within the past 5 years), or
- Recently published (within the past 10 years)
- Prospective, population-based design
- Adult participants aged 60 years or older
- Includes neuropsychological tests from multiple cognitive domains
Meet the Team
SENSE Matters Investigators
- Jennifer A. Deal, PhD, SENSE Matters Co-Principal Investigator
- Bonnielin Swenor, PhD, MPH, SENSE Matters Co-Principal Investigator
- Michelle C. Carlson, PhD, SENSE Matters Co-Investigator
- Alden L. Gross, PhD, SENSE Matters Co-Investigator
- Frank Lin, MD, PhD, SENSE Matters Co-Investigator
- Robert Massof, PhD, SENSE Matters Co-Investigator
SENSE Matters Collaborators
SENSE Matters Study Staff
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