Alzheimer Prevention Program Exercise Trial - Fairway

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Alzheimer Prevention Program Exercise Trial - Fairway


The KU Alzheimer's Disease Center

KU Clinical Research Center
4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway, MS 6002
Fairway KS 66205
United States


Study Status:
Recruiting
Age:
65+
Duration:
Approx. 7 months
Study Type:
Prevention Studies
I'm interested in participating in this study

Next Steps

If interested please contact Angela Van Sciver, avansciver@kumc.edu, 913-945-5029


Eligibility Requirements

You must be 65 years or older, have normal memory and thinking skills, be identified to have the amyloid protein in your brain, be physically underactive or sedentary, able to undergo MRI of the brain, physically able to complete 52 weeks of aerobic exercise at a local Greater Kansas City YMCA.

About The Study:

A study to evaluate risk for development of Alzheimer’s disease in those without any symptoms. The program also offers strategies to improve health and reduce your risk for chronic diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.

Purpose

This study aims to examine the effects of aerobic exercise in individuals at high risk for Alzheimer's disease, as determined by an amyloid brain imaging scan. This study will observe whether 52 weeks of aerobic exercise is associated with a decrease in amyloid levels in the brain, as measured by the amyloid brain imaging scan.

What Is Involved:

After successful completion of screening and baseline testing, participants will be randomly assigned (like a flip of a coin) to either an aerobic exercise intervention group or a control group. There is a 70% chance of being placed in the Aerobic Exercise Group and a 30% chance of being placed in the Control Group.

If you are assigned to the aerobic exercise group, you will complete 52 weeks of exercise at a local YMCA to include 4 days per week, for up to an hour per day under the supervision of a certified personal trainer. The study pays for the one-year YMCA membership and personal trainer fees.

If you are assigned to the control group, you will be provided materials on exercise and healthy lifestyle, but you will not be provided support or guidance with an exercise program. At the end of the study, you will be provided with a one-year membership to the YMCA.

Location Information:

The KU Alzheimer's Disease Center

KU Clinical Research Center
4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway, MS 6002
Fairway KS 66205
United States

I'm interested in participating in this study

Next Steps

If interested please contact Angela Van Sciver, avansciver@kumc.edu, 913-945-5029