This study will establish a large bank of samples and data for future research into the causes of and treatments for Alzheimer's disease (AD), Down Syndrome (DS), and other diseases that cause thinking and memory problems.
Main Procedures Involved:
Once a year (that takes about 4-5 hours):
Lumbar puncture is optional for all participants.
If a 4-5 hour visit feels too overwhelming, the study team offers to cover the same procedures in two shorter visits.
Main Exclusion/Exclusion Criteria:
For our AD or Mild Cognitive Impairment group:
For our Down Syndrome group:
For our healthy aging group:
Even if you meet the basic criteria above, eligibility is still at the discretion of the investigator and copies of your recent medical records may be required to determine eligibility.
Duration of Participation: As long as possible
If you would like more information, please contact:
Neurology Research Partners
Department of Neurology
Alternatively, you may go to this page and fill out the participant contact questionnaire. A member of the study team will then contact you.
PI: Brianne Bettcher, PhD