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Early Tau accumulation is detected within the medial temporal lobe using Tau PET imaging. 

Healthy Volunteers Needed for Aging Brain Study

WHAT

The Stanford University Department of Psychology and Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences are looking for healthy volunteers to participate in a broad, multidisciplinary research study of aging and the brain. The study involves brain imaging (MRI), genetic testing, memory testing, and the analysis of proteins in the blood and spinal fluid. The study will include two or more MRI scans, neurological and neuropsychological evaluations, a blood draw, and a spinal fluid draw. Our goal for this research is to develop biological markers to aid in the better understanding, early detection, and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease.

WHERE

All procedures will be performed at Stanford Hospital and Stanford University.

COMMITMENT

Participation will involve 2 full days and 1 half day (afternoon) at Stanford. These visits will occur on nonconsecutive days, on a M, Tu, W, or Th, and may be spread out over a range of 2-3 months.

WHAT TO EXPECT IF YOU VOLUNTEER FOR THIS STUDY

One 2-hour functional MRI scan, one 60-minute 7-Tesla MRI scan, a neurological exam, questionnaires, a neuropsychological assessment, a spinal fluid draw, and a blood draw.

ELIGIBILITY

Healthy, right-handed adults, ages 60-90, able to lie flat for an MRI scan and hear without aid, with no history of memory loss or neurological illness, no heart or vascular implants, no heart arrhythmia, and no history of chemotherapy.

*All tests are for research purposes only; results cannot be released for individual health diagnostics.*

Principal Investigators: Anthony Wagner, PhD & Geoffrey Kerchner, MD, PhD Department of Psychology, Stanford University; Stanford Center for Memory Disorders, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

CONTACT OUR RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

Nicole Corso and Madison Hunt
Email: agingstudy@stanford.edu
(650) 498-0444