Brain Health Registry Newsletter - February 2020

February 2020

New studies at the Brain Health Registry for understanding memory problems

The news of promising results from Biogen for a potential new drug to treat people with Mild Cognitive Impairment prompts a new era for the Alzheimer’s disease field.  Once new treatments do become available, a major challenge will be how to efficiently identify people who will benefit the most. 

Online registries, such as the Brain Health Registry, can play an important role by developing new memory and thinking tests that can help doctors and researchers decide who is at risk for experiencing cognitive decline or the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

For this reason, the Brain Health Registry is conducting two new studies to discover whether in-person tests can be successfully done online.   These studies are aimed at better understanding how brain health changes with aging, and how to identify signs of memory decline. The first study will involve testing newly-developed electronic survey tools based on scientifically-validated tools presently used by doctors. The other study will involve getting a blood test with a PET and MRI scan.

Keep an eye out for an upcoming email invitation to join!

We hope you will be interested in one or both of these studies.