Duke Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Clinical Cohort - Clinical Trial
What is the Purpose of this Study?
We are doing this study to learn more about Alzheimer's disease and other illnesses of aging.
People with and without a personal history or family history of Alzheimer's Disease
Who Can Participate in the Study?
Adults, 45-80 who:
-Are be able to read at a 6th grade level
-Are willing to have an MRI scan and a lumbar puncture or PET scan
-Have a study partner
-Those that have a memory problem, or a family history of them, and those who do not
For more information about who can be in this study, please contact the study team.
What is Involved?
This study will ask that you have a study partner. This is usually a family member that can answer questions about your day-to-day activities.
If you choose to join this study, you will:
-Complete 3 study visits in 60 days and then yearly visits after that
-Do brain and thinking tests
-Have physical exams
-Do memory tests
-Complete medical and family history surveys
-Get a brain MRI (image)
-Have a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) or PET Scan
At your yearly follow-up visit, you will:
-Do memory testing
-Have a blood test