PAAD-2 (Physical Activity and Alzheimer’s Disease) - Greensboro, NC

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PAAD-2 (Physical Activity and Alzheimer’s Disease) - Greensboro, NC



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  • Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Age:
40 to 65
Duration:
12-16 months
Visits:
5
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Eligibility Requirements

This research study is looking for people who:

  • are between 40-65 years old
  • expect to live in the Greensboro area for the next 1 year
  • are not regularly physically active
  • are not displaying symptoms of memory or thinking impairment or depression
  • are not taking medications that affect thinking or exercise
  • are healthy enough to exercise at moderate intensity
  • do not have uncorrected visual or hearing impairment.

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This research study is looking for people who:

  • are between 40-65 years old
  • expect to live in the Greensboro area for the next 1 year
  • are not regularly physically active
  • are not displaying symptoms of memory or thinking impairment or depression
  • are not taking medications that affect thinking or exercise
  • are healthy enough to exercise at moderate intensity
  • do not have uncorrected visual or hearing impairment.

About the Study:

This is a research project that is designed to test the effects of a 1-year physical activity program on the cognitive performance of adults relative to their risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Purpose:

Results from this study may help us to understand the benefits of physical activity for persons with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) relative to a person's genetic risk for AD.

What is Involved:

You will be asked to complete 5 visits over 12-16 months. During data collection visits, you will answer questions about your health, perform cognitive tests, and complete an aerobic fitness test. You will also be asked to provide a blood sample and a saliva sample for APOE genotyping. If you can safely complete an MRI scan, you will be asked to do so. After completing pre-testing, you will be randomly assigned to either a 12-month physical activity program or asked to maintain your current level of physical activity for 12 months. Participants will be compensated for data collection visits and will receive a short term YMCA membership upon study completion. 


Location Information:

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Department of Kinesiology
1408 Walker Avenue
Greensboro NC 27402
United States

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