Men over 60 years young, and especially over 75 years young, are needed for two research studies at the University of Alberta. At this time, the studies are seeking males without memory complaints to serve as a comparison group.
The Comprehensive Assessment of Neurodegeneration and Dementia (COMPASS-ND) Study is the largest Canadian study of dementia ever undertaken. The researchers hope to learn how to detect dementia earlier, make diagnosis easier, and predict who is at risk for developing dementia. The study is a “longitudinal observational study,” meaning the researchers will gather information from participants and their study partners over 4 or 5 visits in a 3-month period, and then follow participants annually. The study includes an MRI brain scan, and visits take place at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.
The Functional Assessment of Vascular Reactivity – II (FAVR-II) Study is a complementary study to COMPASS-ND taking place in Edmonton and Calgary. To participant in this study in addition to COMPASS-ND, there is one extra MRI and blood draw.
For more information and to volunteer, please contact Krista at 780-248-2043.