A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans- Multiple Sites

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A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans- Multiple Sites


Eligibility Requirements

If you are a Vietnam War Veteran between 50-90 years old, you are eligible for the screening interview.  This interview will help determine if you are eligible to continue with the clinical interview and clinic visits.

About The Study:

Nationwide, approximately 1,000 may participate in the screening interview and 500 in the Clinical Telephone Interview. The clinical interview will help us identify approximately 400 Vietnam War Veterans who will be referred for the in-person clinic visits. Approximately 300 Vietnam War Veterans will be eligible to complete the entire study.
 

Purpose

The purpose of DOD ADNI is to examine the possible connections between TBI and PTSD, and the signs and symptoms of AD on Veterans as they age. The information collected in DOD ADNI will help us to learn more about how these injuries may affect Veterans of the Vietnam War as they grow older, as well as Veterans of the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, who also have these types of combat related injuries.

What Is Involved:

First: A short 30-40 minute telephone interview with staff at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) will help us find out if you are eligible for the clinical interview. You’ll be asked general questions about possible TBI, health, and current medications.

Second: A telephone clinical interview (about 1-3 hours) by a mental health clinician at the SFVAMC will help us see if you are eligible for the in-person clinic visits. You’ll be asked questions about drug/alcohol use, PTSD and other mental health symptoms.

Third: If eligible, the staff at SFVAMC will mail you a questionnaire booklet. The questions ask about your sleep patterns, social work, general mood, etc. The booklet should take 30-60 minutes to complete. You will bring your completed booklet with you to the clinic.

Fourth: If eligible, you’ll visit one of our clinics in your area and complete the following procedures (2-3 visits spread across a few weeks):
• Medical exam (30-60 minutes)
• Blood Draw (about 15 minutes)
• Cognitive Testing (1-2 hours)
• MRI (1-2 hours)
• PET scan (2-3 hrs., including prep)
• Lumbar Puncture (30-60 min., including prep)

Fifth: If eligible, you’ll be contacted for a 12 month follow-up. Depending on eligibility, all interviews and procedures are repeated,
except the PET scans and lumbar puncture.

 SELECT A SITE BELOW 
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A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans - Boston

Boston, MA 02115, US
Brigham and Women's Hospital
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A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans- Chicago

Chicago, IL 60612, US
Rush University Medical Center
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A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans- Columbia University

New York, NY 10027, US
Columbia University Medical Center Neurological Institute
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A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans- Durham

Durham, NC 27710, US
Duke University Medical Center
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A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans- Georgetown University

Washington D.C., DC 20052, US
Georgetown University
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A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans- Howard University

Washington D.C., DC 20059, US
Howard University
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A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans- Irvine

Irvine, CA 92697, US
University of California, Irvine
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A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans- La Jolla

La Jolla, CA 92093, US
University of California, San Diego - La Jolla
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A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans- Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 90033, US
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A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans- Madison

Madison, WI 53705, US
Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
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A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans- Miami Beach

Miami Beach, FL 33140, US
Wien Center for Alzheimer's Disease, Mount Sinai Medical Center
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A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans- North Charleston

North Charleston, SC 29406, US
Medical University of South Carolina - North Charleston
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A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans- Palo Alto

Stanford, CA 94305, US
Stanford Hospital
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A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans- Rochester

Rochester, NY 14620, US
University of Rochester Medical Center
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A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans- San Francisco

San Francisco, CA 94117, US
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A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans- Seattle

Seattle, WA 98108, US
University of Washington - Seattle
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A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans- Sun City

Sun City, AZ 85351, US
Banner Sun Health Research Institute
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A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans- Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY 10021, US
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A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans- West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach, FL 33407, US
Premiere Research Institute