Hand-eye coordination in mild cognitive impairment

This study assesses hand-eye coordination in people who have some changes in their memory function.


  • Cognitive disorders

Project type

  • Understanding the condition

About the project

The early signs of dementia are usually thought to be changes in thinking skills such as memory and attention. It is not really known whether there are also slight changes in more physical skills, like reaching out to touch or grasp objects.

This aim of this study is to assess the coordination of reaching movements in people who have had some changes in memory function. This will help us to build a better overall picture of what the early signs of dementia might be.

The study involves participants attending a 90-minute session at the University of Edinburgh to complete standard tests that assess memory, perception, language and other thinking skills. Participants are also asked to do some tests of hand-eye coordination, reaching out to touch points of light shown on a tablet computer.

Interested participants may be invited to also attend a second session to complete slightly different tests.

For more information see the Patient Information Leaflet.


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Dunhill Medical Trust



Recruiting now


Dr Alexandra Mitchell
0131 651 3232

Eligibility criteria

People who have been identified as having experienced some changes in their memory function. A diagnosis of dementia is not needed.