Memory and Aging Brain Imaging Study
Research study involving state-of-the-art brain imaging at Stony Brook University Medical Center
With and without memory problems
Non-smokers (during the past 12-months)
Adults at least 50 years old
Compensation Provided
Brain Imaging Study
Fast Facts
Stony Brook Medicine, NY
About this research study:
Your participation will help further our understanding of the relationship between brain biology and memory.
The purpose of the study is to understand changes in the memory aging process. The study involves a screening visit where we will explain the study procedures in depth, ensure you are in good physical health, and play some thinking games. Afterwards, we will schedule you to come in for up to 3 brain imaging scans. After the study, the Center for Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease (CEAD) will perform follow-up assessments approximately every 6 months over the next few years. These will involve appointments at the CEAD or Stony Brook Medical Center, but they do not involve any imaging.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
The purpose of the study is to understand changes in the memory aging process. The study involves a screening visit where we will explain the study procedures in depth, ensure you are in good physical health, and play some cognitive games. Afterwards, we will schedule you to come in for up to 3 brain imaging scans. After the study, the Center for Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease (CEAD) will perform follow-up assessments approximately every 6 months over the next few years. These will involve appointments at the CEAD or Stony Brook Medical Center, but they do not involve any imaging.
Is this study for me?

Over the age of 50 and able to lie still for a brain imaging scan.

What will happen if I participate in the study?
Participation includes up to three free Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans and one free Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan. Cognitive (thinking) tests will be given during the study and every six months following imaging for two years.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You will be paid up to $680 if you are eligible and complete the study.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
Travel to and from study appointments are paid by you but may be reimbursed by the study. Depending on your schedule, you may have to miss workdays to participate in the study.