Stanford Memory and Aging Study - Palo Alto, CA

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Stanford Memory and Aging Study - Palo Alto, CA


Age:
60 to 90
Visits:
2.5 days over 3 months
Study Type:
Observational Studies
Studies for People without Memory Impairment

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Healthy
  • Right-handed adults
  • Ages 60-90
  • Able to lay at for an MRI scan and hear without aid
  • No history of memory loss or neurological illness
  • No heart or vascular implants
  • No heart arrhythmia
  • No history of chemotherapy

About the Study:

The Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine is looking for healthy volunteers to participate in a study on aging and memory. The study involves brain imaging (MRI), genetic testing, memory testing, and the analysis of proteins in the blood. 

Purpose:

The goal for this research is to develop biological markers to aid in the better understanding, early detection, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

What is Involved:

Participation will involve 2 full days and 1 half day of participation. These visits may be spread out over a range of 2-3 months. 

What to expect if you volunteer for this study: One 2-hour functional MRI scan, one 60-minute 7-Tesla MRI scan, a neurological exam, questionnaires, a neuropsychological assessment (memory tests), a lumbar puncture (CSF), and a blood draw.

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