All ADNI4 participants will be asked to answer questions about themselves and take memory tests online every 6 months. One of these memory tests is called “Storyteller.” This test was created by Novoic Ltd., a research company that studies patterns in speech and language. This memory test may identify the earliest stages of brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Storyteller is a test which uses speech tasks to test your language and memory skills. Your voice and responses to questions will be recorded. There are no right or wrong answers to these speech tasks, you just need to do the best you can. The Storyteller test will take you about 10 minutes to complete.
It is important that you complete the tests in a calm and quiet place, free from distractions. If you wear glasses or hearing aids, be sure you have those on while completing the Storyteller memory test. It is important that you take the memory test by yourself and don’t take notes or ask someone else for help completing the test. It is okay if you find the test challenging – it is meant to be. Just try to do your best!
You will be asked to use a device that has a microphone, such as a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet. If your microphone is not already on, you will be instructed to turn it on. If an error occurs, or you pause or exit the website while you are doing the test, you will have 30 minutes to resume the test and start where you left off. If more than 30 minutes pass from when you paused or exited the test, then you will restart the Storyteller test from the beginning.