Specifics on Active & Closed Studies

Brain Imaging Markers in Mildly-Impaired Cognition

Study Status: 
Closed
Study Description: 

We are in need of volunteers to participate in a memory and high blood pressure study at Massachusetts General Hospital. We would greatly appreciate your help!

 

You may be eligible if you...

-Are age 60 or older

-Have high blood pressure or are taking blood pressure medication

-Have memory concerns

-Have someone close to you who can answer questions about your daily activities

 

This two year research study involves:

-Evaluation including memory tests each year

-Brain imaging at study entry and at 2 years

 

You will receive:

-$40 each clinic visit for you and your study partner

-$50 for MRI visits and $100 for PET imaging visits for you

 

Please contact the Gerontology Research Unit (Tel:  617-643-5200) if you are interested in participating.

 

Thank you!

Study Coordinator(s): 

Sehily Jaimes

Tel:  617-643-5200

The Harvard Aging Brain Study

Study Status: 
Closed
Study Description: 

We are seeking healthy adults, 65 to 90 years of age to participate in a research study. The purpose of the study is to develop ways for understanding brain changes affecting memory and thinking that occur with age.

 

Participants will be asked questions about their memory and thinking and must have a friend or relative who can answer 30 minutes of questions about your day-to-day activities.  If you qualify, you will be asked to have 8 brain scans at year 1 and 3, follow-up memory and thinking testing as well as blood draws annually for five years (at 12, 24, 36, 48 & 60 monhts) after the initial visit.

 

You may also participate in an optional study where you will have 2 lumbar punctures (spinal taps).

 

All evaluations will be free of cost and reimbursement for time and transporation is $1600.

Study Coordinator(s): 

Sehily Jaimes

Tel:  617-643-5200

Implications of Amyloid Deposition in Clinically Normal Older Individuals

Study Status: 
Active
Study Description: 

Please click on the study title and see the attached memo.

Study Coordinator(s): 

Katherine M. Frishe, BA

Tel:  617-525-9554

Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative - Grand Opportunity

Study Status: 
Closed
Study Description: 

Please click on the study title and see the attached memo.

Study Coordinator(s): 

Natacha Lorius, BA

Tel:  617-643-0147

Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative - 2

Study Status: 
Closed
Study Description: 

We are seeking healthy adults, 55-90 years old for those with memory impairment or Alzheimer's disease and 65-90 years old for those without memory impairment, to participate in a research study. The goal of the study is to determine whether imaging of the brain (through MRI, PET and amyloid imaging scans) can help predict and monitor the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease.

 

In addition to neuroimaging, the study will collect and test blood and cerebral spinal fluid to determine if biomarkers can predict and monitor the disease. Testing cerebral spinal fluid is the only way to obtain important brain information.

 

Participants will be asked questions about their memory and thinking and must have a friend or relative who can answer 30 minutes of questions about your day-to-day activities and accompany you to all clinic visits.

 

If you qualify, you will be asked to have 13 brain scans over the course of 54 months, follow-up memory and thinking testing as well as blood draws every 6 months after the initial visit for a period of 54 months. You will also be asked to have a lumbar puncture (spinal tap).

 

All evaluations will be free of cost and reimbursement for time and transportation will be up to $1750.

Study Coordinator(s): 

Sehily Jaimes

Tel:  617-643-5200

Objective Biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease in the Retina

Study Status: 
Closed
Study Description: 

Please click on the study title and  see the attached memo.

Study Coordinator(s): 

Gilbert T. Feke, PhD

Tel:  617-912-7413

A Phase 3, Multi-Center, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Twelve-Month Safety and Efficacy Study Evaluating Dimebon in Patients with Mild-to-Moderate Alzheimer's Disease on Donepezil

Study Status: 
Closed
Study Description: 

Please click on the study title and see the attached memo.

Study Coordinator(s): 

Scott McGinnis, MD

Martha Vander Vliet, RN

Tel:  617-732-8085

A Phase 3, Multi-Center, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Twelve-Month Safety and Efficacy Study Evaluating Dimebon in Patients with Mild-to-Moderate Alzheimer's Disease on Donepezil

Study Status: 
Closed
Study Description: 

This is a Phase 3, safety and efficacy study of Dimebon for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Study participants are asked to come for study-related visits 10 times during a 1-year period, take study medications as directed by study personnel, and complete all study-related procedures.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

 

Inclusion criteria:

1. Have mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.

2. Be 50 years of age or older.

3. Have been taking Aricept (Donepezil) for at least 6 months.

4. Have a caregiver who assists (or directly supervises) the participant at least 5 days per week for at least 3 hours a day.

5. Living in the community and may be living in an assisted-care facility if living independently.

 

More information about the study may be found on the attached document.

Study Coordinator(s): 

Martha Vander Vliet, RN

Tel:  617-732-8085

A Phase II, Multi-Center, Double-Blind Study of BMS-708163 in the Treatment of Patients with Prodromal Alzheimer's Disease

Study Status: 
Closed
Study Description: 

Please click on the study title and see the attached memo.

Study Coordinator(s): 

Gad Marshall

Martha Vander Vliet, RN

Tel:  617-732-8085

A Phase II, Multi-Center, Double-Blind Study of BMS-708163 in the Treatment of Patients with Prodromal Alzheimer's Disease

Study Status: 
Closed
Study Description: 

We are now enrolling men and women, ages 45 to 90, with memory loss or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to participate in this study. A study partner will also be needed to participate in this study. Volunteers may receive investigational medication, study-related medical care, laboratory testing and cognitive testing.

Study Coordinator(s): 

Martha Vander Vliet, RN

Tel:  617-732-8085

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