Memory and Attention Study: Young adult recruitment

Principal Investigator: 
Dr. Nathan Spreng
Description of study: 

We are interested in extending our analyses of the PREVENT-AD cohort from the Stop-AD Center, to better understand how to preserve memory abilities or slow down the development of Alzheimer’s disease.  
In order to do so, we are recruiting participants who will help us assess differences, regarding AD biomarkers, between healthy young individuals and the main PREVENT-AD cohort, which consists of older adults.  
The younger group of participants will also serve as a reference group and help us to more accurately analyze how the older group of PREVENT-AD participants differ from younger adults in behaviour and brain development. 
This study is part of the research program being conducted at the Stop-AD Centre.

Financial compensation: 
yes
Functionning: 

If  you are eligible for our study, we will ask you to come to the StoP-AD Centre to meet our research personnel so that we can explain the study to you and answer your questions.  

 

If you subsequently choose to participate, we will schedule several visits that will include:  

  • A series of cognitive tests
  • Blood tests
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) session
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan.
  • Participants may also be invited to do a lumbar puncture.  

 

Benefits: 

The main benefit people receive from taking part in studies like  this one is a sense of satisfaction that they are playing a critical role in the fight against AD.

Eligibility criteria: 
  • 18-35 years old  
  • Minimum of 6 years of formal education  
  • Sufficient fluency in spoken and written English and/or French  
  • Willingness and eligibility to complete MRI/PET scans/lumbar puncture  
Information: 

To participate in the study, please contact:  

Claudia Greco, Project Coordinator   
Claudia.greco@douglas.mcgill.ca  
514-761-6131, ext. 3940