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Healthy Aging and Memory Study

This study has been completed.
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National Institute on Aging (NIA) Identifier:
First received: April 30, 2002
Last updated: September 14, 2007
Last verified: September 2007
This project will focus on the development and testing of efficient, cost effective measures that are specifically designed for use in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) primary prevention trials.

Alzheimer Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Alzheimer's Disease Prevention Instrument Protocol

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Further study details as provided by National Institute on Aging (NIA):

Estimated Enrollment: 650
Detailed Description:
This project will focus on the development and testing of efficient, cost effective measures that are specifically designed for use in AD primary prevention trials. The new or improved measures that have been developed will then be evaluated in 650 nondemented subjects enrolled in a simulated Alzheimer's disease prevention trial. Once enrolled, subjects will be followed for four years with annual clinical evaluations and interim six-month phone calls.

Ages Eligible for Study:   75 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 75 years or older.
  • Fluent in English or Spanish.
  • Stable medical condition for four weeks prior to screening visit.
  • Stable medications for four weeks prior to screening visit.
  • Either cognitively normal, or mild cognitive impairment. If MCI, the subject's CDR at screening have a global score of 0.5.
  • mMMSE score greater than 88 for subjects with at least 8 years education, or greater than 80 for subjects with less than 8 years education, and FCSRT total free plus cued recall score greater than 44 with 3 learning trials.
  • Willing to participate in four to five year follow-up study.
  • Willing to identify person who can serve as informant.
  • At least six years education or work history sufficient to exclude mental retardation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Meets DSM IV criteria for dementia
  • History of clinically significant medical illness that would interfere with participation in trial, including active malignancy, myocardial infarction, or cerebrovascular accident within the past year
  • Alcohol or substance abuse and/or active major psychiatric disorders
  • Concurrent participation in a clinical drug trial
  • History of mental retardation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00034567

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Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Study Director: Steven H. Ferris, PhD New York University School of Medicine
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Additional Information:
Publications: Identifier: NCT00034567     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IA0032
Study First Received: April 30, 2002
Last Updated: September 14, 2007

Keywords provided by National Institute on Aging (NIA):

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on April 28, 2017