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ROAAR-AD Registry for Older African Americans

Start: 8/31/2020
End: 8/31/2022
Enrollment: 120

What Is This Study About?

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.

Do I Qualify To Participate in This Study?

Minimum Age: 50

Maximum Age: None

Must have:

  • African American or Black ancestry
  • Mild cognitive impairment or normal cognition
  • Speak English or Spanish as their primary language
  • Able to read at a sixth-grade level

Must NOT have:

  • Major depression, based on a clinical evaluation
  • Significant sensory or movement problems (e.g., visual or hearing impairment, paralysis)

If I Qualify, Who Do I Contact?

Contact study personnel listed either under the general study contact or the location nearest you.

 
Study Contact
Carlos Almirola
Elizabeth Crocco, MD

Need Help?

Contact NIA’s Alzheimer’s and related Dementias Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center at 800-438-4380 or email ADEAR.

Where Is This Study Located?

Florida
University of Miami, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Aging
Miami, FL 33136
Recruiting
Carlos Almirola

Who Sponsors This Study?

Lead: University of Miami