Alzheimer's Disease
Research Study
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 Latinx adults.
Alzheimer's Disease
Research Study
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 Latinx adults.
Facts About Our Study
Understanding Sleep and Cognition
Among Latinx Adults
Family
You must have a parent and/or siblings diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease
Age
You must be 40 to 60 years old
Measures
You will be asked to wear an activity monitor on the wrist 24 hours per day for one week to track sleep and physical activity
Exclusion
You must not be diagnosed with sleep-disordered breathing or sleep apnea
Our Research Study
Researchers are investigating the relationship between sleep and cognition in Latinx adults who have first-degree relatives diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.
Latinx individuals are 1.5 times more likely to develop dementia and related diseases like Alzheimer's Disease. Understanding the relationship between sleep and cognition is crucial to gaining insights into the disease development, outcomes, and health disparities among Hispanic and Latino individuals.

Researchers hope their findings will help to better understand how Alzheimer's disease develops and impacts people, especially those more at risk, like Hispanic and Latino adults. Alzheimer's Disease has no cure, and first-degree relatives are at a higher risk. This study will explore the relationship between trauma, sleep, and cognition. You may contribute to research that would be of use to you when you are older.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
This study seeks to explore the relationship between trauma, sleep, and cognition. Sleep problems have shown to be a modifiable risk factor for Alzheimer's Disease (AD). This study aims to further understand sleep among Hispanic and Latino 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 Hispanic/Latino/Latinx
  • Have a first-degree relative with Alzheimer's disease (mother, father, brother, or sister)
  • Willing to complete survey, cognitive test, wear Actigraph
What will happen if I participate in the study?
There will be no in-person visits or clinic appointments in this study. Study personnel will drop-off the sleep watch device to your home in a contactless manner.

Participation Involves wearing activity monitor on the wrist 24 hours per day for one week to track sleep and physical activity.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You may earn up to $120 in Amazon e-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.