The Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center (RADC) is one of 29 federally funded Alzheimer’s disease centers in the country, dedicated to reducing disability due to AD and other age-related conditions through treatment and prevention research. Having been active in the Chicagoland community for more than 20 years, our focus is to help educate professionals, family caregivers and senior communities about AD and brain health.
The Rush Memory Clinic Data and Repository is presented to individuals over 18 years old interested in participating in research studies conducted by or in association with the RADC. You will be asked to participate in an interview that may be conveniently conducted over the phone or at your home, and donate the information collected to the Repository. If you agree, participation in this study enables you to be considered for current and future research studies affiliated with the RADC.
Your participation is vital in helping researchers learn more about age-related conditions such as AD and the aging process. The goal of the Repository is to help researchers answer important questions such as why persons may have difficulty with thinking, walking, strength, and the ability to perform daily activities as they age. The Repository will also help in developing and using prevention and treatment programs for common age-related conditions.
What Is Involved:
You will be invited to provide basic information and undergo a research evaluation consisting of cognitive testing and a medical history review:
Interviews may be conducted in the convenience of your home or by phone (45 minutes to an hour)
You will be asked to provide basic information
You may be asked questions about your personal health information including your medical, family, social, and medication history
You may undergo testing of your thinking abilities such as recalling stories, completing patterns, and naming items
Study participation may also involve voluntary follow-up evaluations