Memory and Dementia

We have learned a lot about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in the last few decades. The field of neurology is striving to hopefully one day develop a cure for these disorders.

At the University of Florida, the following studies are recruiting:

  1. Looking for new disease markers: this study will evaluate the changes on brain imaging (such as MRI) in patients with minimal cognitive impairment (pre dementia state). This study will also evaluate genetic risk factors.
  2. Alzheimer’s disease in African Americans: this study tries to identify the different genetic factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease in African Americans.
  3. Amyloid changes: Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are characterized by the accumulation of a substance called ‘amyloid’ in the brain. An imaging technique called PET amyloid can detect it. This study is a registry that collects this information to hopefully better understand these disorders.

Contact Julie Segura at Julie.Segura@neurology.ufl.edu for more information.