Brain Aging and Dementia in Down Syndrome Study
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, under the direction of Dr. Ira T. Lott, are recruiting adults (age 18 and over, both female and male) with Down syndrome for the study, titled “Brain Aging and Dementia in Down Syndrome.” This study is funded by the National Institute on Aging. People with Down syndrome comprise a special population of individuals at risk for Alzheimer’s disease type dementia. The purpose of this study is to improve our understanding of brain aging and dementia in Down syndrome.
Participation in this study will require yearly visits which consist of medical evaluation, neurologic evaluation, and assessments measuring your memory, thinking, and functional skills. The research visits will be conducted at the UC Irvine Institute for Clinic and Translational Science which has offices at both the UC Irvine campus in Irvine and the UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange. Participants can choose the research site of their preference. Each visit is expected to last approximately four to five hours. The evaluations in the study will be provided to participants at no cost.
There are no direct benefits of participation, however, the participant themselves, other individuals with Down syndrome, or the population as a whole may benefit from the conclusions drawn from the results of this study. Participants will not receive any compensation for their participation.
If you are interested in participating or if you know someone who may be interested in participating and would like more information about the study, please contact the study coordinator:
Eric Doran at 714.456.8443 or firstname.lastname@example.org
UC Irvine Medical Center, Department of Pediatric