Genes exert a powerful influence on the risk of Alzheimer disease. Three genes have been discovered for the rare forms of Alzheimer's disease that begin in mid-life (ages 40-60 years). Scientists estimate that a half a dozen genes for Alzheimer's disease are yet to be discovered.
What will participation in this study entail?
For both of the siblings enrolled in the study, we seek to obtain:
Detailed family and medical history
Memory testing in person or over the phone
History of everyday activities and function
Magnetic resonance imagine (MRI) of the head
Blood sample for white cells containing DNA
Who is eligible to participate in this study?
We are looking for:
one sibling who has progressive memory loss due to Alzheimer's disease AND
one sibling who has intact memory abilities
60 years or older
How can I enroll in this study?
This study is currently enrolling volunteers. If interested, please contact:
Maya Slowinska (firstname.lastname@example.org)
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Phone: (323) 442-7600