You may be eligible to participate in the Generation Program if you meet the following requirements:
- You are between the ages of 60 and 75
- You have normal memory and thinking abilities
The Generation Program is enrolling people who may have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s later in life because of a certain gene (called APOE4) that may or may not be in your DNA. The Generation Program requires potential participants to undergo genetic testing. To be considered for the Generation Program, the next step is to join GeneMatch.
GeneMatch is a program of the Alzheimer's Prevention Registry, led by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, which matches people to research studies based in part on their genetic information. GeneMatch will provide you with a cheek swab kit to determine what copies of the APOE gene you have to determine your eligibility for the Generation Program. You will not be told your APOE results as part of the GeneMatch program, however it will help us to determine if you may be eligible for the Generation Program or other studies in the future. If you are eligible, we will contact you by email with details regarding the next steps.
If you are interested in participating in GeneMatch, please click the 'Register for GeneMatch' button below to start the enrollment process.