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WSU conducting memory study
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Washington State University is conducting a study designed to help keep future generations living independently longer. The memory study is conducted by the Department of Psychology and the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Volunteers are needed! The researchers are looking for adults age 50 and older who are experiencing memory difficulties. Participants must speak English fluently.

Project Goal: To better understand memory disorders in older adulthood and develop programs to help persons struggling with memory difficulties maintain independent living at home.


  • 30-40 minute eligibility phone interview 
  • Two testing sessions (2.5-3 hrs each), scheduling is flexible.
  • One session involves travel to a smart home on WSU Pullman campus; travel stipend and parking provided


  • Receive a report about test performances of attention, memory, language, and problem solving relative to others of the same age
  • This information may be useful in current or future medical care

Testing Sessions  

  •  Paper and pencil “brain teasers” and standardized cognitive tests
  • Questionnaires
  • Performance of everyday activities (e.g., cooking oatmeal) in a smart apartment on WSU Pullman campus.
  • Participants can also choose to wear a wrist-watch sized sensor that measures sleep/wake cycle and activity level for the week between the two sessions

Contact: Call 509-335-4033 to participate or for more information or visit


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