Quantitative Neuroimaging Assessment of White Matter Integrity in the Context of Aging and AD Save

Date Added
December 19th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00073604
Researcher
Andreana Benitez

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Keywords
Aging, Alzheimers, Brain, Healthy Volunteer Studies
Summary

The purpose of this study is to use neuroimaging to understand how networks in the brain change over time. Although the single most significant risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease (AD) is age, the neurobiological processes underlying the transition from normal aging to AD are not well understood. Our group of researchers has developed ways to use MRI to detect small changes in certain parts of the brain. We will use neuroimaging to understand how the connections in the brain change over time in healthy aging. The goal is to discover which brain changes are present in healthy aging so that future studies can assess the risk for developing Alzheimer's Disease.

Participants will have two study visits (about 2 years apart) where they will undergo tests to assess mental function, fill out questionnaires, and undergo a blood draw, brain MRI and PET scan. At the second visit, participants will not repeat the blood draw and a PET scan.

Participants are required to have a Co-Participant accompany them for the first portion of each visit. This individual must be a reliable informant that has contact with the participant at least once per week.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Katrina Madden
843-792-9186
IAMstudy@musc.edu

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