ARE GLUCOSE AND CORTISOL REGULATION
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MEMORY IMPAIRMENTS SEEN IN NORMAL AGING?
Currently we are carrying out evaluations of glucose
control (glucose tolerance testing) and cortisol secretion and control
to ascertain their impact on memory and brain (MRI).
Most people who develop memory problems as they age do not go on
to have Alzheimer’s
disease. However, those memory problems have a negative impact
on the quality of life for those affected. We are conducting brain
and endocrine studies that
will provide important information on factors that may give rise
to these age-associated memory problems, which in turn may lead
to the development of ways to prevent and correct them.
How You Can Help
We are very interested in developing a deeper understanding of
the relationships between glucose regulation and cortisol
secretion on memory function in aging. If we can demonstrate that
the relationships that we have highlighted above are actually important
in age-associated memory loss, we would have a powerful rationale
for instituting interventions aimed at improving memory based on
the improvement of glucose and cortisol control. Our goal is to
help individuals optimize their memory function as they age.
Benefits of Participating
- All procedures are done at no cost to participants
- Complete medical & neurological exams and laboratory tests
- Comprehensive memory testing
- Glucose tolerance assessment which can help prevent adult-onset
- All participants recieve a report summarizing the results of
- All participants receive a report summarizing the results of
- MRI scan of the brain
- Upon completion of the study, participants will be compensated
$400 for their time.
- Men and Women between the ages of 50-65 years old
- Completion of high school
- No history of strokes or insulin dependent diabetes
Time & Requirements
The total time required is 3-4
For additional information regarding this study, click
here or contact Victoria Sweat at 212-263-5037.
How can you participate?
In order to participate, you need to apply. You can
access the application with the link below. Once you have filled
out the application, it can be emailed to Victoria
Sweat, or mailed to:
ATTN: Victoria Sweat
New York University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
Center for Brain Health
550 First Avenue, MHL-400
New York, NY 10016
Click here for the Application.