Currently Recruiting Studies

Brain Health & the Microbiome Study

This research study is investigating the gut microbiomes of people with mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer's disease are altered following lifestyle changes. 

You may be eligible to participate if: 

        - You are 50 - 90 years old with mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's disease, or neither (to serve as a healthy control)

       - You agree to participate in the study  

The study involves: 

        - Microbiome collection at baseline, 3 months, and 6 months 

       - Memory and cognition testing 

       - Questionnaires about health 

       - Compensation of $30 for each time-point visit (3 visits total), $20 for each visit to discuss the gut microbiome report, $50 at close out of your application 

For more information, contact the study coordinator at [email protected] or 843-801-2008

Black Male Dementia Caregiver Burden Study

This research study at the George Washington University is investigating the cognitive and physiological effects of Black American caregivers. 

You may be eligible to participate if: 

           - You are an adult Black male between the ages of 30-85

           - You are a non-caregiver or caregiver

           - If you are a caregiver, you are caring for a family member or loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's/dementia 

           - You agree to participate in the study 

The study involves: 

           - Questionnaires and surveys about health, sleep, and stress (~2 hours) 

           - Saliva samples 

           - Memory and thinking tests

           - Compensation of up to $125 and travel reimbursement 

           - Majority of the study can be completed over the telephone 

For more information, call (202) 994-1728 or email [email protected]

Our Institute intends to be a home for sharing ideas in brain health and dementia research. We are always looking for collaborators. Please reach out or email us at [email protected]