Evaluation of Age- and Alzheimer's Disease-Related Memory Disorder
The purpose of this study is to examine how a part of the brain called the hippocampus contributes to memory changes that occur with aging and Alzheimer's disease (AD).
Memory problems are the most important early symptoms of AD. The hippocampal region of the brain may be responsible for many age- and AD-related memory disorders. This study will use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to examine the structure, chemical composition, and function of the hippocampus in participants with AD, participants with mild memory problems, participants who are healthy but are at risk for AD, and healthy volunteers.
Participants in this study will undergo MRI scans of the brain. During the MRI, participants will perform memory tests to demonstrate hippocampal functioning.
|Official Title:||MRI Contrast Imaging in the Evaluation and Follow-up of Patients With Memory Disorder and Healthy Controls|
|Study Start Date:||December 2001|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||April 2008|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00029120
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|