Brain Aging Project--Kansas University
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00267124|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 20, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 6, 2017
|Condition or disease|
The mission of the KU Brain Aging Project is to promote healthy brain aging. How the brain changes with age is not well-characterized and even less is known about the factors influencing the rate of brain aging. Thus, we are using MRI scans to examine the structure of the brain in relation to important lifestyle factors. This will allow us to better understand the processes influencing the brain as it ages. In turn, this will help identify specific ways to promote healthy brain aging and, perhaps, prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
Participants complete 4 visits over several months. The first visit entails a clinical evaluation and memory testing involving the use of paper and pencil testing. The second visit is an MRI brain scan which lasts approximately one hour. The third visit involves drawing blood for laboratory testing and blood banking for future lab studies, lasting roughly 4 hours. The glucose tolerance test is administered. The fourth and final visit is an assessment of the participant's metabolism and exercise testing. This visit lasts approximately two hours.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||172 participants|
|Official Title:||KU Brain Aging Project|
|Actual Study Start Date :||November 2004|
|Primary Completion Date :||August 2009|
|Study Completion Date :||August 2009|
elderly people who have normal cognition
elderly people who have mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00267124
|United States, Kansas|
|University of Kansas Medical Center|
|Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160|
|Principal Investigator:||Jeffrey Burns, MD||University of Kansas Medical Center, Landon Center on Aging|