What's Involved?

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Participation will include: 

A three day visit at one of the four study sites for:

  • A thorough medical history and neurological exam
  • A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan of your brain
  • Collection of blood and saliva samples
  • A spinal tap (also called a lumbar puncture) so we can collect fluid from your spinal column
  • Two Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans to detect if there are elevations of specific proteins in your brain.
  • Completion of questionnaires on your mood and behavior
  • A set of standardized tests of your memory and other cognitive skills  

All travel expenses are covered. In addition, participants may receive up to $500 compensation.

Study Sites

Mayo Clinic-Scottsdale
- with PET scans at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

New York
New York University Langone Medical Center

Boston University School of Medicine
- with MRI’s at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Las Vegas
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health