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then chose not to  nish it). Of the people in the sample 1,289 were men and 1,853 were women, while 4 preferred not to specify. The people who took part were aged from 40 to 98 years old.
Where can I  nd more information
about the research?
The Ageing Lab team would be happy to provide further details about the survey or their ongoing research. More information can be found at, and
you can contact the research team at
The survey results are continuing to be analysed and are being written up in scienti c reports; those reports will be posted on our research website as they become available.
Where can I get advice about
changes in thinking skills?
If you have any questions or concerns about your own thinking skills it is important to speak to your GP.
The charity Age UK also provides useful advice and information. The Age UK network covers the whole country and relevant advice can be accessed at:
• Age UK: we-provide-advice/
An advice line is open 8am to 7pm 365 days a year. To talk to someone, just call 0800 169 2081.
• Age Scotland: uk/scotland/about-us/our-work/ age-scotland-helpline/
An advice line is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. To talk to someone, just call 0800 12 44 222.
• Age NI: northern-ireland/
To talk to someone, just call
0808 808 7575.
• Age Cymru: cymru/publications/our-information- and-advice/
An advice line is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. To talk to someone directly in Welsh or English, just call 0800 022 3444.
These details are for any general concerns you might have about your health and wellbeing. The Age UK network are not responsible for the content of the survey or this report. Any questions related to the survey should be directed to the research team.
Who funds the research?
The Intervention Factory project, which includes the What Keeps You Sharp? survey, is supported by Velux Stiftung, a science-funding foundation. The foundation supports research that aims to maintain
or increase the functional ability of older people. You can  nd out more at
What keeps you sharp? A national survey about what people in the UK think about their thinking skills

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