BRAIN AGING AND MEMORY

Participate in Our Study!

We are currently recruiting healthy participants for a CIHR funded study investigating how biological sex, sex hormone levels and genetic risk factors for Alzhiemer's Disease influence brain activity, brain structure, and memory.

What participating involves:

If you are interested in participating in our study please visit our recruitment website: http://www.ugd-dmu.ca/memory/

We will then contact you to schedule a time for your  first visit to our lab. During this 1st visit a blood test will be done to measure your levels of cholesterol, sugar and genes that are associated with memory. You will also be subject to a complete neuropsychological assessment where your basic cognitive function, such as memory and attention, will be assessed using standardized tests. This should take about 1.5 hours, depending on your speed. In addition, there will be a practice session in a mock MRI scanner in which you will perform a memory test. Depending on your performance on the neuropsychological tests, a second visit will be scheduled.

In the second visit, you will undergo  structural and functional MRI scans.  Functional MRI (fMRI) does not work with radiation and is not associated with any health risks. While you are in the scanner, you will perform several memory tests. The fMRI scan will last about 2 hours. Compensation is 20 $/hr.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to participate in our studies, you must:

  1. be 18 to 75 years of age
  2.         be in good physical and mental health
  3. not have have a history of  neurological or psychiatric diseases
  4. not have diabetes
  5.         have a minimum of some highschool education