Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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The Imaging Dementia — Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study will assess the impact of amyloid positron emission tomography (PET) imaging on outcomes in patients with mild cognitive impairment or dementia of uncertain origin. Researchers seek to demonstrate that amyloid PET can help clinicians diagnose the cause of cognitive impairment, provide the most appropriate treatments and recommendations, and improve health outcomes.

Constantine Gatsonis Staff 1 Research Assistant i

The Longitudinal Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease Study (LEADS) is a 2-year observational study designed to look at disease progression in adults with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Researchers are also recruiting cognitively normal volunteers for a 1-year comparison.

Ani Eloyan Staff 1 Research Assistant i


Delirium, Dementia,and the Vulnerable Brain: An integrated Approach (Project 4: Defining Phenotype of Complicated Delirium) Project 4 will identify and validate predictors of complicated delirium, i.e., delirium associated with long-term cognitive decline. All of these studies will utilize both the original SAGES I cohort, and a new prospectively enrolled cohort, SAGES II (N=400), which will include CSF sampling obtained prior to spinal anesthesia.

Jon Steingrimsson Staff 1 Research Assistant i