Healthy Aging

Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Honor Research Registry

James Lah, MD, PhD
Clinical Core Leader, Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Felicia Goldstein, PhD
Clinical Core Co-Leader, Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

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The purpose of Honor is to have a group of volunteers who want to participate in future research studies on memory & thinking.    By joining Honor you will learn about new research studies that are seeking volunteers.  You will also receive our newsletter and invitations to educational events. 

All Honor volunteers must have a “study partner” accompany them to their research visit.  Your study partner will be asked questions about your memory and thinking.  They will also be asked about your day to day functioning.  A study partner is someone who has at least 10 hours of contact with you each week.

For more information about this research study, please call Erin Carter at 404-712-6838 or email erin.carter@emory.edu.


ADNI-3

Allan Levey, MD, PhD
Director, Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Emory University Department of Neurology

Long-term study (2-4 years) being conducted as part of the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative to characterize changes in the brain associated with MCI and AD. Subjects will under multiple MRI and PET scans, lumbar puncture, blood draws and cognitive testing. 

For more information about this research study, please call Becky Byram at 404-712-0195 or email rbyram@emory.edu.


Aerobic exercise and Cognitive Training in Older Adults

For more information about this research study, please call Holly Hudson at 404-321-6111 ext 7099 or email Holly.Hudson@va.gov.


BIOGEN-FTD

This 1-year observational study is designed to identify the sensitivity of cognitive tests to assess the natural progression of frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Some study visits will occur at Emory (6) and others will be conducted at the participant's home (8). The following procedures will be performed: cognitive assessments, physical exam, blood tests, urinalysis.

For more information about this research study, please call Tamara Attis at 404-712-6914 or email tattis@emory.edu.


Emory Healthy Aging Study

James Lah, MD, PhD

This study is the largest clinical research study every conducted it Atlanta. It is designed to further our scientific understanding of how we age so we can better understand, prevent and treat diseases of aging. To participate, simply sign up online at www.healthyaging.emory.edu, complete a brief health history questionnaire and occasionally respond to various surveys and complete online memory tasks. 

For more information about this research study, please call Lauren Lewis at 404-727-4877 or email lauren.m.lewis@emory.edu.

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Exercise and Motor Dexterity

For more information about this research study, please call Holly Hudson at 404-321-6111 ext 7099 or email Holly.Hudson@va.gov.


Generation 2

5-to-7-year prevention trial for healthy participants who will receive study drug in one of 2 dosages (capsules) or placebo. Procedures will include the following: cognitive assessments, physical and neurological exams, lumbar puncture, MRI, PET scans blood draws, genetic testing. 

For more information about this research study, please call Erin Carter at 404-712-6838 or email erin.carter@emory.edu.


Memory and Aging in African Americans and Caucasians

For more information about this research study, please call William Hu at 404-727-4174 or email wthu@emory.edu.


NeuroVision

This is a 2-day study of amyloid imaging in the retina. This proof-of-concept study is for people with normal cognition or MCI, AD or other neurodegenerative disease. This is a brief study in which participants will be asked to ingest the spice curcumin for 2 days. Curcumin binds to the protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and it is possible to visualize the protein by looking into the eyes. Photographs of the eyes will be after 2 days of ingesting curcumin. The pupils of the eyes will be dilated for this study.

For more information about this research study, please call CeeCee Manzanares at 404-727-9324 or email cmanzan@emory.edu.


VASCULAR

Ihab Hajjar, MD

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A 2-year observational study examining the relationship between vascular factors and memory loss. Healthy volunteers and people with a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment are eligible for participation. Participants will come to Emory 4 times over 2 years and will undergo the following procedures: MRI, vascular ultrasound, lumbar puncture, cognitive testing, and blood draws. 

For more information about this research study, please call Tiffany Thomas at 404-712-3639 or email tlthom@emory.edu.

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