Difficulties with spatial navigation (finding your way around) are an early sign of memory problems. Recently, a mobile phone game called ‘Sea Hero Quest’ has been developed by researchers as a fun and easy to use way of looking into spatial navigation.
Over 4.3 million people have played Sea Hero Quest worldwide, and helped researchers to gather information about this. We would like to offer people with Down syndrome and their families the opportunity to take part in similar research, to better understand what finding your way around a game space might tell us about brain health.
Find out more about the impact Sea Hero Quest has already had in supporting dementia research here.
People with Down’s syndrome who are over 18 years old and have a mild to moderate learning disability can volunteer to take part in this study.
If you are a family member of someone with Down syndrome, you can also take part.
Watch the trailer for Sea Hero Quest below: