Stanford Memory and Aging Study - Palo Alto, CA

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Stanford Memory and Aging Study - Palo Alto, CA

60 to 90
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. 


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.