Do you experience occasional “senior moments” with your memory? Are you an African American man or woman who is at least 60 years old? 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.
The purpose of this research study is to help researchers understand how concerns about mild memory changes may or may not relate to the future development of Alzheimer’s disease.
COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
- Age 60 and up
- African American
- 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 EXPECT
The 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: STUDY19110245A- 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.