Research suggests that African Americans have higher rates of dementia than whites or Asians. To better understand this difference, researchers aim to recruit more African Americans to participate in research. The Registry for Older African Americans at-Risk for Alzheimer's Disease (ROAAR-AD) will address this gap for Alzheimer's research by recruiting older African American participants for research to improve the development of Alzheimer's diagnostics and treatments tailored for African Americans. Participants will receive a complete medical evaluation, take cognitive tests, provide a blood sample, and undergo MRI brain imaging. Researchers will analyze the blood samples and brain images to evaluate factors that increase the risk for developing Alzheimer's. This information will be used to develop a database for future studies on the aging brain and Alzheimer's in African Americans. Registry participants may be contacted about opportunities to participate in other clinical research studies on Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
Minimum Age: 50
Maximum Age: None
Contact study personnel listed either under the general study contact or the location nearest you.
University of Miami, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Aging
Miami, FL 33136
Lead: University of Miami