BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center is looking for volunteers to participate in a five year study to test whether an investigational medication can slow down memory loss and prevent the development of Alzheimer's disease in people who do not show signs of dementia.
Scientists believe a buildup of protein in the brain (called "amyloid plaque deposits") may play a key role in the memory loss related to Alzheimer's disease. The EARLY research study will observe whether decreasing amyloid plaque deposits, through the use of an investigational medication, can help slow memory loss and prevent the development of Alzheimer's disease in people who do not show signs of dementia.
- Cognitive Impairment
- Alzheimer’s Disease
NUMBER OF VISITS
- 5 screening visits
- 30 study visits
- Physical and neurological examination
- Vital signs and blood tests
- Multiple questionnaires
- Diagnostic tests such as MRI, PET Scan and ECG
- Be 60 to 85 years old
- Have normal thinking abilities
- Have a friend or family member willing to be your study partner (someone who has at least weekly contact with you and can answer once a year)
If you are interested in volunteering for this research study, please call 225-763-2973, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.