The AD Connect Study - Charleston, SC

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The AD Connect Study - Charleston, SC

45 to 85
1 year
4-5 visits
Study Type:
Observational Studies
Studies for People with Memory Impairment

Eligibility Requirements:

This study is recruiting people who:

  • Have been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or Alzheimer’s disease
  • Have memory concerns (not due to Parkinson’s disease or stroke)
  • Are 45-85 years of age
  • Can come to MUSC for study visits
  • Can bring a study partner to the study visits

About the Study:

The study involves the use of a technique called functional connectivity.  Functional connectivity characterizes the networks of the brain, how the different regions communicate with and influence each other and how they might activate together in different situations.


The purpose of this study is to understand how networks in the brains of people with and without Alzheimer’s disease are different.

What is Involved:

If you decide to participate, visits will include:

  • Cognitive testing
  • Blood collection
  • MRI and PET brain scans