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The Memory and Cognitive Disorder Centre is seeking volunteers who can help us in our research endeavours by participating in our Clinical Research Studies. Please see the list below for more details and its eligibility criteria. For more information, do contact us at sd.memory.cognitive.disorder.centre@singhealth.com.sg.


​Study title​Purpose of research studyDuration of study​Basic eligibility criteria of research participants​Study site locationPrinciple investigator​
​SNCA Rep1 polymorphism in Parkinson's disease (PD) cognitionInvestigating the genetic basis of cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease​3 years​Clinically diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and able to undergo blood draw and cognitive evaluation​NNI (TTSH and SGH campuses)​Dr Adeline Ng​
Virtual Reality Cognitive Training (VRCT) for Patients with Mild Cognitive ImpairmentThis pilot study aims to assess the feasibility and effects of a Virtual Reality Cognitive Training (VRCT) program on the cognitive function of older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). The VRCT program is broad-based, with tasks designed to improve various cognitive domains including attention, memory, and executive functioning (i.e. mental flexibility, inhibitory control and planning).Until Mar 2022​

Inclusion Criteria

  • Referral by a clinician
  • Diagnosis of MCI by a clinician in accordance to Petersen’s criteria
  • Aged 65-85
  • Ability to see and hear
  • Ability to read and write in either English or Mandarin
  • Mini-Mental Status Examination score >23

Exclusion Criteria

  • A primary other neurocognitive disorder
  • Major psychiatric illness such as major depressive disorder or anxiety disorder
  • Severe visual or auditory impairment
  • Serious medical illnesses including acute or severe asthma, severe or unstable cardiovascular disease, active gastric ulcer, severe liver disease or severe renal disease
Changi General Hospital​Zaylea Kua​
​Sensors In-home for Elder Well-being (SINEW)To utilize a network of in-home sensors and a wearable to detect behaviour patterns consistent with cognitive decline2-3 years
  • 65 years old
  • Living alone
  • Living independently in the community
  • Healthy cognition or diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment
SKH/Community​Dr Iris Rawtaer​

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Nurses
  1. Foo Wee Ching (NC)
  2. Hu Pei Lin (APN)
  3. Julian Lee Hui Min (NC)
  4. Linda Lim Lay Hoon (APN)
  5. Netty Ryanie Binte Kamaruzaman (NC)
  6. Stella Wang Hwee Yi (APN)
  7. Usanee Chotphoksap (APN)

APN = Advanced Practising Nurse
NC = Nurse Clinician