Jeremy Goss, Age UK Norwichs Marketing and Communications Manager, has joined the squad for the UEA Scores project, an independent research study designed to better understand the cognitive health of former professional football players as they age, including how strong connections are between heading footballs and developing illnesses like dementia in later life.
Dan Skipper, Age UK Norwich’s CEO and Chair of the Norwich City Dementia Action Alliance said “This is a unique opportunity for us. Our Marion Centre provides day-to-day care for people living with a variety of dementias, and having a member of our staff team directly involved in the cognition testing programme will provide us better insight into that experience. It’s great for the city for the UEA to be leading on this, and I commend Jeremy, Iwan Roberts and other past players in getting involved with this project to understand any links between heading footballs and dementia." The full EDP article can be read here, which includes further detail about the Scores Project and how other people can get involved.