We are seeking healthy adults, 50 to 65, or 80 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.