PI: Douglas Galasko, MD
CONTACT: Tracey Truscott, LCSW (858) 822-4800 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TIME INVOLVED: minimum 5 years
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this study is to learn how the brain changes as we age. This is an observational study with no medication, with behavioral, medical, and cognitive data collection and testing as well as a neurological exam. This is done annually from the time of enrollment to death. Information about strategies for healthy brain aging is provided, as is feedback about one’s annual performance on cognitive testing. We continue to obtain blood and CSF samples to match up changes in chemicals we can measure in the blood and CSF with changes in cognition and brain structure.
REQUIREMENTS: Age 65 and older if normal cognition or diagnosis of MCI or early dementia due to Alzheimer’s, FTD, or DLB; study partner; LP and MRI required; brain autopsy required.
For the study brochure in English, click here
For the study brochure in Spanish, click here