The University of Colorado Alzheimer’s and Cognition Center is recruiting healthy older adults 65 and over to participate in a research study examining how a concussion sustained in late-life relates to inflammation and brain health.
Purpose of study:
-Better understand how concussion may or may not disrupt thinking, the immune system, and brain health in late life.
What does it entail?
-2 research visits: a baseline and a one-year follow-up visit at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Each study visit requires a health history review, a neurological exam, a blood sample, a brain MRI, and the completion of a set of tests that assess memory, attention, behavior, and other thinking skills. Each visit will last approximately 5 hours but we can divide that over several days if needed.
-Between the ages of 65-89, in good general health, do not have memory difficulties, no major neurological condition, major psychiatric disorders, or systematic illnesses.
-Specifically looking to enroll older adults who have experienced an mTBI or mild concussion within the past 5 years (but will enroll healthy controls as well).
This study involves 2 research visits: a baseline and a one-year follow-up visit Each Study Visit Requires:
• Health History Review
• Neurological Exam
• Set of tests that assess memory, attention, behavior and other thinking skills
• Blood Sample
• Brain MRI
You May Qualify If You Are:
• 65 years or older
• Have had a concussion (less than 30 minutes loss of consciousness) within the past 5
years, but not within the past 6 months
• Have medical records documenting your concussion
• In good general health
• Have not been diagnosed with a memory disorder
If you are interested, please contact: Neurology Research Partners to see if you qualify!