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Brain Health Research Seeks Focus Groups

By The North American Post Staff

The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA), in partnership with the University of Washington Healthy Brain Research program, is seeking participants for two focus groups.

NAPCA will work on brain health research with the focus groups and will share several important messages about taking a parent to a doctor or specialist to discuss their memory and cognition. The participants will be asked: what participants think of messages; how the messages make them feel;i and how they would modify them to better fit their community. 

The program need 8 to 12 participants for each focus group, with similar ethnicity, Japanese and Chinese. The discussion sessions will be conducted for the Japanese group at 6 p.m. on Sept. 28 and the Chinese group at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 13. The Sept. 28 session will be held at Keiro Northwest’s Rehabilitation and Care Center.

The research group successfully organized four focus groups of Japanese and Chinese participants last month.

Qualification for the focus group is as follows: Japanese or Chinese; over 18 years of age; and having at least one living parent, step-parent or parent-in-law aged 65 or older.

The discussion will last 75 minutes and occur in English. Dinner will be served and participants will also receive $50 for their time. More information about study can be found though Leslie Steinman at (206) 850-4066.

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