The University of Newcastle, Australia

ACTIVate Study

Monday, 12 October 2020

Prof Frini Karayanidis leads the UON team in the Functional NActivate Study - Frini Karayanidiseuroimaging Lab that runs the ACTIVate Study. This is a joint project with the University of South Australia, Flinders University, University of Adelaide and University of Illinois, USA.

The ACTIVate study investigates how different lifestyle patterns affect thinking ability and brain function in older adults aged 60-70years.

The outcome of this study will allow people to tailor their ‘best day’ – the combination of activity, diet and sleep that will give them the best chance to reduce dementia risk.

We are recruiting adults aged 60-70 yrs with a range of different lifestyles, eating habits and sleep patterns.

You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • Are 60-70 years old
  • Do not have a current diagnosis of dementia
  • Are available for 3 phases of testing over 3 years (baseline, 1.5years, 3years)

For further information, please contact our recruitment officer, Karen Wilson on 4055-7575 or email

This study is approved by UniSA University’s Human Research Ethics Committee (Ethics Protocol 202639), and is registered with the University of Newcastle Human Research Ethics Committee (H-2019-0421)


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