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Kyle Y
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   Posted 4/13/2014 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,

This is my first post here, so please let me introduce myself! My name is Kyle, and I am a student of psychology at the University of Southern California (USC). I'm currently trying to get a paper done (and possibly published) for one of my research methods classes on the effects of exercise on cognition in people with Alzheimer's. I've been helping my mom take care of my grandfather since was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about 8 years ago and despite the fact that my grandfather has slowly gotten worse mentally as time passes, I've personally noticed significant changes in his demeanor when he got out and exercised on a semi-regular basis which piqued my interest in the matter.

Anyway, as part of the paper, I've had to come up with a survey that asks about Alzheimer's and exercise habits and I need to gather survey responses to finish tabulating data and finish my paper. It would mean the world to me if you guys could take 5 minutes out of your day and take my survey! It's completely anonymous and it would really help me get some possible Alzheimer's research done

Thank you in advance!

https://usc.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4YPhadxlTRpB8Fv

Post Edited (Kyle Y) : 4/17/2014 4:34:26 PM (GMT-6)


Kyle Y
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   Posted 4/15/2014 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
https://usc.qualtrics.com/SE/?Sid=SV_4YPhadxlTRpB8Fv

(I emailed Peter Waite and he gave me permission)

Post Edited (Kyle Y) : 4/15/2014 11:24:59 PM (GMT-6)


Kyle Y
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   Posted 4/15/2014 10:31 PM (GMT -7)   
(https://usc.qualtrics.com/SE/?Sid=SV_4YPhadxlTRpB8Fv) please change the SID in the link to capital SID in CAPITAL LETTERS, i think the autoformatting has been redirecting my survey to a incorrect page link)

Please please please take this survey if you have a chance. At the moment, I only have 25 of the 50-100 survey responses that I currently need.
If I'm able to get enough data and do well with this paper and data, I may have the means to eventually do more studies on Alzheimer's in the future!

Thank you,
Kyle

Post Edited (Kyle Y) : 4/16/2014 6:23:59 PM (GMT-6)


Chotti
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   Posted 4/16/2014 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Tried to locate UR link... No luck. Sorry!

Try to submit the whole correct link. THANKX
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Kyle Y
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   Posted 4/16/2014 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
https://usc.qualtrics.com/SE/?Sid=SV_4YPhadxlTRpB8Fv

The link should be above. If the SID in the link itself comes up as lowercase when I post this link

(e.g. https://usc.qualtrics.com/SE/?Sid=SV_4YPhadxlTRpB8Fv) please correct it by capitalizing the three letters SID that come before the string of letters and numbers at the end of the link

Thanks!

Chotti
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   Posted 4/17/2014 12:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Still had no luck. The link shown had many research projects.

Sorry the last Half of the address is not found.
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Kyle Y
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   Posted 4/17/2014 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Chotti said...
Still had no luck. The link shown had many research projects.

Sorry the last Half of the address is not found.


I'm not sure why this is happening. Chotti, can you show me what happens when you click the link?

/usc.qualtrics.com/SE/?Sid=SV_4YPhadxlTRpB8Fv

Lanie G
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   Posted 4/17/2014 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Kyle, this is what your hotlink in your most recent post leads to:

"Activate an optimized version of the page designed specifically for Jaws version 11 and greater.
The URL is incorrect.
Please double check the URL and try again."

I grabbed this from the screen.
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Kyle Y
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   Posted 4/17/2014 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, got it! So basically here's what you do.

I think the autoformatting on the forum keeps changing a certain part of the link.

Basically, this part that I've bolded of the link

https://usc.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4YPhadxlTRpB8Fv

needs to be capitalized for the link to work. I'm not sure why it changes when I post it here, but I know that that is the reason the link keeps failing.

EDIT: Apparently bolding the area of the link has fixed the problem by keeping that segment capitalized. If you copy/paste the link into your browser, it should work. Thank you guys so much for bearing with me! It's been really tough trying to troubleshoot this whole process over the last few days and your patience is much appreciated!

Chotti
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   Posted 4/17/2014 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah Kyle u got the link right.

All I did was copy the link onto my browser and the USC page for Alzheimer's research came right up... Easy to do and fill out the very thoughtful questions.

Good luck & let us know how UR research program works out...

Thank you so much for the patience to get this page thru...to us....
It was so worth all the effort....

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Post Edited (Chotti) : 4/17/2014 4:45:38 PM (GMT-6)


Kyle Y
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   Posted 4/18/2014 10:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you very much for taking my survey, Chotti! It's really helping me out. If anyone else is able to take my survey, please do! I've finally fixed the link and I'm hoping to get more participants in the next few days before I have to close the survey!

vcrim4eva
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   Posted 4/19/2014 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I took the survey for you. I actually work in a Memory Care unit and know many people with all forms of dementia. I took the survey thinking about one resident in particular. I think this survey is a great idea, but I don't think of Alzheimer's as a "disease". Our bodies age, why not our brains? But our bodies decline more gracefully if we take care of ourselves, so it would make sense that we should take care of our brains as well! :) Thanks, Kyle
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Chotti
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   Posted 4/19/2014 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kyle,

Glad u got ur link to the survey fixed. I hope many will participate.

Just wanted to add a little more thought to the survey if ok.
My mother was a active hiker, gardener, worked her entire life until she could no more. Arthritis set in & robbed her from a active life style. She could not exercise due to bone loss & severe arthritis pain. She could only walk with a walker.

She also had diabetics,dementia, HBP & congenital heart failure, very young in her early 60's. Some things are hereditary. Sometime the body goes long before the mind. Keeping the mind active is the key in my opinion... I have seen it in many of my relatives who can't walk or lift a gallon of milk but their minds are sharpe.

Many of my relatives lived to their late 90's by themselves still drove yet weak, had all their faculties, bodies failed them long ago, so there is more at work. The mind holds the secret. The mind stays active longer.....will that help when the body fails? Individual as the choice in colors. So many variables.

Sometimes it's not a choice to become inactive. Aging and arthritis & other physical health issues makes movement impossible due to pain & illness as the body ages. I watched a strong woman become broken by bone& joint disease,many types of arthritis issues which broke down her body preventing much activity. We took long rides and trips .

That was the best medicine of all...
"As long as there is breath there is hope, LIFE is a GIFT. "

Post Edited (Chotti) : 4/19/2014 7:31:43 PM (GMT-6)

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