Diverse VCID: White Matter Lesion Etiology of Dementia in Diverse Populations
Brain Health and Memory in Diverse Populations
Sponsor: NIH - NINDS
Enrolling: Male and Female Patients
Study Length: 4 Years
Clinic Visits: 6
IRB Number: AAAT8551
Contact: Christiane Hale: 646-317-4072 / ch3190@cumc.columbia.edu
Additional Study Information: The purpose of this study is to better understand how vascular health affects your thinking abilities. We hope that these findings will ultimately lead to treatments aimed to reduce cognitive impairment and dementia. We are actively recruiting adults between the ages of 65 and 90 who note a decline in memory orthinking over the past 3 years and who are of African American, Hispanic/Latino, or European ancestry. You will be asked to return to the Columbia University Medical Center every 12 to 18 months for a total of 3 assessments. At each visit, you will be asked to complete a series of physical, neurological, and cognitive examinations, a blood draw, and a brain MRI. You will be compensated for your time and effort and will have the opportunity to co-enroll in Columbia University's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), which was established over 30 years ago to provide important insights into how the brain ages and why Alzheimer's Disease may develop.
Investigator
Adam Brickman, PhD
Do You Qualify?
Have you experienced a decline in your memory or other aspect of thinking in the last 1-3 years? Yes No
Have you ever had a stroke? Yes No
Are you Hispanic, African American or White? Yes No
Are you claustrophobic? Yes No
Have you ever been diagnosed with dementia? Yes No
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For more information, please contact:
Christiane Hale
ch3190@cumc.columbia.edu
646-317-4072