Senior Watch: Study of Language and Communication in Older Adults

Published: Nov. 6, 2017 at 4:16 PM EST
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Christopher Grindrod, PhD, the Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders at the University Of Maine is in to talk about a research project going on that is in need of participants.

The research is being done on language and communication in older adults.

A person who is eligible to participate:

Be right handed

Be a native English speaker

Be 55 to 85 years old

Have good hearing and vision

The study takes place over 2 to 3 sessions, which each last about an hour long. The first session, the participants will be asked to complete tests of hearing, vision, handedness, and thinking processes. In later sessions, participants will be asked to complete tests of their attention, memory, and language.

There is compensation for participation of $10 an hour.

If you are interested in participating or learning more about the study contact the Neurolingustics Lab at Umaine at or call 581-2014