DiverseVCID: Diverse Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
Study at a Glance
Estimated Time Commitment3 visits and will last about 3 years
Age Eligibility65 to 90 years
Scientists Hope to Create a Health ‘Scorecard’ for Dementia Risk
What is Diverse VCID and what will this observational study focus on?
Diverse VCID means researchers are looking for a diverse population to study: African American, Latino and Caucasian individuals. VCID stands for Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia. This study will examine the impact of individual and combined Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) measures of white matter injury on cognitive performance among a diverse, non-demented, stroke free population with cognitive complaints.
Is this study right for me?
This study might be right for you if:
- You are between the ages of 65 and 90
- You notice a decline in your memory or thinking over the last 1-3 years
- You are of African American, Hispanic/Latino, or European ancestry
- You’re willing to participate in research with three visits to a center near you over a three – four year period (you have the choice to opt out of the study at any point)
- You are able to have an MRI (you cannot have any metal in your body)
What is expected of me if I choose to volunteer for the study?
- Answer some questions about yourself
- Receive a medical examination
- Review your medical history and current care plan
- Complete a brain MRI
- Complete a blood draw
- Complete a neuropsychological test (fill out a questionnaire)
Your participation in this research will involve 3 visits and will last about 3 years.