Are you an African American man or woman who is noticing mild changes in your memory or thinking? Do you have a family member or close friend who can accompany you on study visits? If so, you may be able to participate in a research study to help identify memory problems at the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
STUDY PURPOSEThe purpose of this research study is to help researchers understand how concerns about mild memory changes may relate to the future development of Alzheimer’s disease.
COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
- Age 21 and up
- African American
- Experiencing mild changes in thinking or mild memory loss
- Have a family member or close friend who knows you well and is willing to attend clinic visits and answer questions about your memory and functioning
WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECTThe initial evaluation takes about 4 hours and includes a physical exam, blood draw, a review of your medications, and paper and pencil memory testing. Participants will return each year for a 2-4 hour visit.
IRB:STUDY19110245B - Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC): Clinical Core
MEET THE RESEARCHER
Oscar L. Lopez, MD, is a Professor of Neurology and Director of the Alzheimer Disease Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh. A graduate of the National University of LaPlata School of Medicine, Dr. Lopez’s research interests include Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and dementia.