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Organizations Butler
Research Type Clinical
Therapeutic Area of Study Alzheimer's disease
Principal Investigators Stephen Salloway MD, MS
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Participants are patients who are being evaluated for memory decline at the Butler Hospital Memory & Aging Program. Participants receive an initial screening exam and then a PET scan at Rhode Island Hospital. The PET scan is approved by the FDA to indicate the amount of amyloid plaque (a substance associated with Alzheimer's disease) in the brain. After receiving the PET scan, half of participants receive the results right away, and the other half receive the results after a year has passed. By doing this, the study is trying to investigate whether having the results of the PET scan influence the diagnosis and care that is provided by the treating physician.

Eligibility Criteria Participants may be males or females who are being treated at the Butler Hospital Memory and Aging Program for cognitive decline and are between the ages of 55 and 90 (inclusive).
Recruitment Status Closed
Contact Information

Patrick Kelley
memory@butler.org
401-455-6403

Description

 Participants are patients who are being evaluated for memory decline at the Butler Hospital Memory & Aging Program. Participants receive an initial screening exam and then a PET scan at Rhode Island Hospital. The PET scan is approved by the FDA to indicate the amount of amyloid plaque (a substance associated with Alzheimer's disease) in the brain. After receiving the PET scan, half of participants receive the results right away, and the other half receive the results after a year has passed. By doing this, the study is trying to investigate whether having the results of the PET scan influence the diagnosis and care that is provided by the treating physician.

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