Research
Research Study Purpose Time Involved Who can Participate
State of California Alzheimer's Uniform Database Collection Collect demographics on patients who have a diagnosis of Alzheimer's

10 minutes

All patients
Depression in Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias Observational study to explore the relationships between depression, activities of daily living, and executive function in patients with dementia Initial battery of tests (2-4 hours) 3 phone calls repeatedly in 3 months Alzheimer's patients with or without depression
Caregiver Perception of Change in Intimacy When a Spouse has Dementia To study the impact of dementia on physical and emotional intimacy in the marital, or long term committed relationship. Initial 1.5-2 hr interview and 15-20 minute phone call on a quarterly basis Dementia patients in long term committed relationships
Autopsy To study and identify genetics links and the role of genetic factors in all types of dementias. Alzheimer's disease is only confirmed through Autopsy. None All patients
Capacity to Consent. A collaborative of the 10 State ARCC Centers To evaluate capacity for research consent in persons with dementia and to generate data that may modify practices and hypotheses for future studies.    All patients

*** There is no cost to participate in any of these research protocols ***

ATTENTION: If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact:

UCSF Fresno Alzheimer's & Memory Center at :
                                                                         

 Phone: (559) 227-4810      Email: alz@fresno.ucsf.edu

            

 

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