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Neuro inflammation and Amyloid Study

Neuro inflammation and Amyloid Study

What is this study?

The aim of this study is to find out how often brain changes seen in some Alzheimer’s disease patients (protein build-up in the brain and brain inflammation) are seen in people with mild cognitive impairment. You will be helping to gather information that could lead to the earlier diagnosis and better treatment of both Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment.

Who are we looking for?

We are interested in recruiting people with no memory problems (healthy controls), those with mild memory problems (such as mild cognitive impairment) and Alzheimer’s disease patients. Refreshments will be provided and travel costs will be reimbursed.

What the study involves

There are normally between 3-4 appointments, depending how you would like to sandwich the appointments together. We can have some of the appointments on the same day, to make fewer (but longer) visits.

Some people diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment may be asked to come back for some extra visits over the next few years, for cognitive assessments and brain scans, to see if there are any brain changes. This is up to four extra PET scans. At the beginning of the study, you will have a medical screening and blood test, taking about one hour. In different visits, you will then have a cognitive assessment (taking about 2 hours), an MRI scan (about one hour), PET scan appointment (about 2 hours) and a second PET scan appointment (about 3 hours)

All visits take place at Hammersmith Hospital

What to do if I am interested

For more information about this study, please contact:
The Memory Team Email:
Telephone: 0208 383 3704 or 0208 383 1969 or 0208 383 4850.