Help further research on Alzheimer's Disease by joining a research study run by Florida International University investigating how sleep affects thinking and behavior in African-American adults.
Alzheimer's Disease
Research Study
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Facts About Our Study
Understanding The Link Between Adversity, Sleep, And Cognition
Among African-American Adults
You Must Have A Parent and/or Siblings Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease
You Are 40 to 60 Years of Age
You Have A Prior Experience of Child Adversity and/or Trauma as an Adult
Our Research is Conducted Remotely
About Our Research Study
Researchers are investigating the relationship between trauma, sleep, and cognition in African-American adults who have first-degree relatives diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
African-Americans are disproportionately affected by health disparities related to sleep, trauma, and late-life cognitive decline. Traumatic experiences can cause sleep difficulties which lead to brain-related issues, like Alzheimer’s disease. Studies examining the effect of trauma on sleep and the downstream effect on cognition in African-American adults are extremely limited.

Researchers hope their findings will help to better understand how Alzheimer’s disease develops and impacts people, especially those more at risk, like African-Americans. This study will explore the relationship between trauma, sleep, and cognition among African-American adults who have first-degree relatives diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
This study will explore the relationship between trauma, sleep, and cognition among
African-American adults who have first-degree relatives diagnosed with Alzheimer’s
disease.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Are between 40 and 60 years old
  • Identify as Black/African American
  • Have a first-degree relative with Alzheimer's disease
  • Have experienced child adversity and/or trauma as an adult
What will happen if I participate in the study?
Participation Involves:
  • Completing online surveys and cognitive test on Zoom
  • Providing 3 saliva samples
  • Wearing a sleep watch for 7 days
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You may earn up to $120 in gift cards for completing the study.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in the study.