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:
- 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.
- Alzheimer’s disease in African Americans: this study tries to identify the different genetic factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease in African Americans.
- 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.