Black adults are more than twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease or related diseases but are severely underrepresented in clinical trials. The Aging Brain Cohort Dedicated to Diversity (ABCD2) research study aims to address this critical issue.
Researchers are looking to collect various markers of aging in the brain for a period of four years. Some markers used are questionnaires, thinking and memory testing, retinal eye imaging, blood draws, MRI and PET scans.
Who is eligible/do I qualify?
- Black and African Americans who:
- Are 65+ years of age
- Have normal cognition
- Have a study partner (an adult child, friend, spouse, or family member) who can answer questions about the study participant’s memory
What does the study include?
- Annual in-person visit to complete questionnaires, memory/thinking tests, and a blood draw
- Annual phone visit with a study partner and participant
- One MRI scan in the first year and another in the third year
- Two PET scans (Amyloid and Tau)
- Retinal (eye) imaging
You will be compensated $25 for each study visit, as well as $50 for each MRI or PET scan.
How do I sign up for the study?
For more information, contact Michelle Gifford at email@example.com or at 215-519-5199