Clinical trials carefully assess whether each interested person is eligible to participate. This is done for two main reasons: 1) to protect the health and safety of people who wish to enroll, and 2) to protect the scientific integrity of the study.
Like most clinical trials, the AHEAD Study has specific inclusion criteria - such as being a certain age or having a study partner – and exclusion criteria – such as not having certain medical conditions.
Please answer the 6 questions below to find out if you might be eligible to screen for the AHEAD Study. This should only take a few minutes to complete. At the end, you will be told if you may be eligible and will be given contact information for a research center near you, which you may contact directly, or have your contact information shared with a local research center and have someone there contact you. If you’d prefer to speak to a representative about your eligibility for the study, please call 1-800-AHEAD-70 (1-800-243-2370).
Are you between the ages of 55 and 80 years old?
The AHEAD Study is a trial for people who have normal thinking and memory function and do not have dementia. Have you been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease dementia or another type of dementia, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or any other cognitive or neurological disorder?
Do you have a pacemaker, defibrillator, or metal implants that would prohibit you from having an MRI? Please note: if the metal object is an artificial knee or hip replacement, please answer “no” as these joint replacements are safe to go into MRI.
- These next few questions are not required for eligibility for the study – but may help researchers find people who are the best fit for this study.
Do you have a living or deceased parent or sibling who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or dementia?
Compared to 1 year ago, do you feel that your memory has declined, even though you are still functioning independently?
A key goal of our trials is to better represent the demographics of our diverse nation. Would you mind indicating all of the following that represent your race and ethnicity?