This study aims to investigate signs of early cognitive changes and neurodegeneration in aging individuals. The long-term objective of this project is to facilitate the early identification of individuals at high risk of Alzheimer Disease. Participants will be followed yearly for a period of 24 months and will go through yearly magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and neuropsychological evaluation
Principal investigator: Jens Pruessner, Ph.D. (Douglas Research Centre, McGill University).
The people running the study are looking for the voluntary participation of healthy, right-handed adults (male and female), between 55-57 years of age, with no present history of neurological, psychological or severe medical conditions, and no contra-indication for MRI (pacemaker, aneurysm clip, heart/vascular clip, prosthetic valve, metal prosthesis, claustrophobia, metal fragments).
Procedure: Yearly involvement includes two sessions (for a total of five hours per year) at the Brain Imaging Centre of the Douglas Mental Health Institute and the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging.
Participants will be compenstated for their time and inconvenience.
Contact: If you are interested in participating, please call 514-761-6131, ext. 3298 and leave a voicemail. Or send an email.