Professor looking for a few good senior citizens

I mentioned last week that a UTD professor is using a Casa Linda Plaza storefront to study whether activities for older adults can stave off cognitive decline, and perhaps even improve brain function.

It turns out that Denise Park, the UTD T. Boone Pickens Distinguished University Chair in Clinical Brain Science, is only halfway through her study and is still looking for participants. They must be over the age of 60, have at least a 10th-grade level of education, be fully fluent in English, provide their own transportation, and be willing to commit 16 consecutive weeks of their time.

And there’s a little cash in it for anyone interested — participants are paid through funding from the National Institute on Aging. People who are interested should call 972.883.3200 to attend an informational meeting.

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