Exploring the Cause and Prevalence of Memory Problems in Mental Health (CAPMEM)

The CAPMEM study is exploring whether the autonomic nervous system works differently in people with mental health, neurodevelopmental, and neurodegenerative disorders and whether this explains the memory and concentration problems in these populations.

We invite participants with and without diagnoses to complete questionnaires, either online or at home, to evaluate whether the autonomic nervous system is affected by either the severity of the disorder or by medication use. Participants can also opt to complete a cognitive assessment, the “Thinc-It” tool, with the support of a clinician, to explore the impact this may have on their cognitive ability.

Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust are one of seventeen sites recruiting as part of this multi-centred questionnaire study across the UK. Recruitment began in October 2017 and is ongoing until September 2019.

For more information about this study and how to take part, please click here or contact a member of the research team via email: cap.mem@newcastle.ac.uk.