Welcome to the Healthy Brain Project

Want to be part of a vital brain research team?

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health is seeking volunteers for the Healthy Brain Project.

We need online assistance of 5,000 40-65 year olds, in an effort to help delay brain diseases and conditions.

The research is steered by a group of neuroscientists to:

  • Understand optimal brain health and ageing,
  • Investigate why some people develop brain diseases and why others don't, and to
  • Develop biomarkers and pharmacological strategies for early detection of dementia and Alzheimer’s risk, before symptoms appear.

Everyone is welcome, and we especially encourage volunteers with a family history of Alzheimer’s to participate. The voluntary requirements are around 2-3 hours, and require involvement once a year for five consecutive years. The steps are as follows:

  1. Sign up by clicking the join button above.
  2. Complete an online survey involving a series of memory and thinking tests. Fill out surveys related to lifestyle, mood, personality, medical history and demographic information.
  3. The Florey Institute will also send a kit to the volunteer’s home that requires a saliva sample to be mailed in a return paid envelope.

Your reward for participation is:

  1. Safeguarding the future for yourself and your loved ones;
  2. A better understanding of your brain health and awareness that some of the world’s best brain scientists are tracking your progress, and can alert you to changes and preventative measureswhere possible; and
  3. Being part of a research study and community that could potentially solve mysteries of the brain and feeling good about contributing to the future of science.

For further information and to join click here
If you wish to donate towards vital brain research click here