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Senior Citizens with Memory Concerns, Vietnam Veterans Needed for Major Alzheimer’s Studies

Study of memory conducted at 54 sites in U.S. and five in Canada

April 3, 2013 – Senior citizens – those ages 65 to 90 – are needed as volunteers for a study in the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. And, Vietnam War veterans are asked to help with a study of connections between traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and signs of Alzheimer’s disease in Vietnam veterans as they age.

The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, a landmark study in the early detection of Alzheimer’s, is seeking volunteers for the two new studies.

For the first ADNI project, researchers are recruiting seniors with a “significant memory concern” but no signs of memory loss or other cognitive impairment. The volunteers will help scientists define the biological markers and structural brain changes of Alzheimer’s, which can appear years before symptoms become evident.

Volunteers must have no significant problems with cognitive function or the ability to perform everyday activities. They will undergo neurological testing and brain imaging.

 

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This research is being conducted at 54 sites in the United States and five in Canada.

Another new ADNI study will examine the possible connections between traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and signs of Alzheimer’s disease in Vietnam War veterans as they age. Researchers will examine the results of brain scans and cognitive tests as well as changes in cerebrospinal fluid over time.

The study is the first step toward a larger, more comprehensive study of dementia risk factors in veterans.

A Study of Brain Aging in Vietnam War Veterans (DOD-ADNI) will take place at ADNI sites nationwide. The University of California, San Francisco, has begun recruiting, and other sites will begin this spring.

For more information, contact Jacqueline Hayes of the San Francisco Veterans Administration office at Jacqueline.Hayes@va.gov, or call 1-415-221-4810, extension 4593.

For specific eligibility criteria, contact information for each study site, and other details, visit the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center’s clinical trials page, or call 1-800-438-4380.

More federal government information on Alzheimer’s Disease

   > http://www.alzheimers.gov/

   > NIH-supported Alzheimer’s studies to focus on innovative treatments

   > Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center at National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health

 

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