Start: March 2021
Little is known about the genetic and lifestyle risk factors of Alzheimer's disease in people of Asian ancestry, largely due to the relatively low numbers of research participants from this group. The Asian Cohort for Alzheimer's Disease (ACAD) study will address this gap for Alzheimer's research by recruiting participants of Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese ancestry, and later extending to other major Asian populations. Participants will complete questionnaires, receive cognitive testing, and provide a saliva sample for genetic analysis. Researchers will compare the DNA, medical histories, and lifestyle factors of healthy participants and participants with cognitive impairment. The study team will also track participants' memory and other cognitive test scores over time. Results from this study may help researchers to identify risk factors associated with Alzheimer's in people of Asian ancestry and improve the development of diagnostics and treatments.
Minimum Age: 60
Contact study personnel listed either under the Central Contact Information.
Who Is the General Study Contact?
University of Pennsylvania (National Enrollment Online)
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Lead: University of Pennsylvania