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Investigator: Tammie Benzinger
Project Title: An open label, multicenter study, evaluating the imaging characteristics of a follow-up 18F-AV-1451 scan in subjects who have had a prior 18F-AV-1451 scan
Date: September 1, 2015
Request ID: S1509
Aim 1: To assess the rate of change of tau deposition as measured by 18F-AV-1451 uptake over time.
Aim 2: To expand the 18F-AV-1451 safety database.
Investigator: Gregory Van Stavern, MD
Project Title: Ocular biomarkers in early and pre-clinical AD
Date: July 28, 2015
Request ID: S1508
Aim 1: Assess differences in OCT metrics between normals, pre-clinical AD and early AD subjects
Aim 2: Assess changes in retinal and optic nerve blood flow in pre-clinical and early AD
Aim 3: Measure subretinal protein degradation products using OCT and compare with brain ABeta
Investigator: Palmer, Janice L.
Project Title: A pilot study of measurement of temperature and sleep in older adults with dementia
Date: June 5, 2015
Request ID: S1507
Aim 1: To evaluate the tolerability, feasibility and fidelity of a measurement protocol of temperature at wrist (using iButton)
Aim 2: To evaluate sleep parameters including time to onset of sleep, percent time awake and asleep during the night, number of awakenings per night, length of awakenings at night using wrist actigraphy (MotionWatch)
Aim 3: To evaluate the recruitment and retention of 10 adults age 65 and above (2 with no dementia [CDR=0] and 8 with mild to severe dementia [CDR=1 or above]) in a study of the measurement of temperature and sleep.
Investigator: Randall John Bateman, MD
Project Title: CNS Tau Kinetics in Healthy Aging and Alzheimer�s Disease
Date: April 28, 2015
Request ID: S1506
Aim 1: To measure physiological tau kinetics with the tau SILK method in the CSF of normal human participants.
Aim 2: To measure pathological tau kinetics with the tau SILK method in AD patients.
Aim 3: Differences between AD and controls will be assessed with kinetic models. We will address the question of whether tau kinetics in the CNS is altered in AD with either over-production or under-clearance.
Investigator: Sarah Hartz
Project Title: Comparison of methods for return of results in Alzheimer’s studies
Date: April 24, 2015
Request ID: S1505
Aim 1: Evaluate whether returning imaging and genetic results to cognitively normal subjects by the telephone is inferior to returning results in person
Aim 2: Determine the cost to the study of returning results to cognitively normal subjects both in person and by telephone
Investigator: Tom Morris
Project Title: Remembering with a Partner in Old Age: Compensatory or Protective Effects of Collaboration in Cognitive Dysfunction
Date: April 23, 2015
Request ID: S1504
Aim 1: To determine whether remembering with a long term partner can compensate for memory dysfunction
Aim 2: To examine whether impaired individuals remember better in collaboration with their partner vs. remembering alone
Aim 3: To investigate the specific processes and cognitive support strategies that predict better collaborative recall
Investigator: Angela Curl
Project Title: Psychometric Testing of the CARS Driver Safety Tool
Date: April 10, 2015
Request ID: S1503
Aim 1: To test the psychometric reliability of the newly developed CARS Instrument
Aim 2: To test the psychometric validity of the newly developed CARS Instrument
Investigator: Samantha Allison
Project Title: Developing a Spatial Navigation-Related Task for Detecting Preclinical AD
Date: February 16, 2015
Request ID: S1502
Aim 1: Assess the diagnostic accuracy of five spatial navigation-related tasks
Aim 2: Assess the reliability of five spatial navigation-related tasks
Aim 3: Assess the validity of five spatial navigation-related tasks
Investigator: John Morris
Project Title: Antecedent Biomarkers for AD; The Adult Children Study
Date: February 9, 2015
Request ID: S1501
Aim 1: In the cross-sectional arm of this study we will determine the relationship across subjects of well-established risk factors for, and biomarkers of AD to measurements of regional circulation and metabolism (blood flow, aerobic glycolysis as well as total glucose and oxygen metabolism
Aim 2: In the longitudinal arm of this study we will determine the relationship of changes in clinical assessments and biomarkers of AD to changes in regional circulation and metabolism.
Investigator: Catherine M. Roe
Project Title: Evaluating the feasibility of using a global positioning data acquisition system to assess driving safety and decline in older adults with and without preclinical Alzheimer disease.
Date: November 26, 2014
Request ID: S1407
Aim 1: To examine the feasibility of, and to develop the methodology for, the use of GPDAS to capture everyday driving behavior.
Aim 2: To compare driving performance using GPDAS in 10 adults with preclinical AD and 10 adult without.