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Our Study

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are irreversible, progressive brain diseases that gradually destroy memory, thinking skills, and even the ability to perform basic tasks. At present, doctors don’t know how to prevent, cure, or slow the progression of dementia.

Our Study

In this five year observational study, researchers will investigate health disparities in brain disorders in Latino and Black/African American individuals. US Latino and Black/African American adults are disproportionately burdened by dementia. When you participate in this observational study, you help researchers understand why.
Researchers need volunteers to help make progress against debilitating brain disorders in our Latino and Black/African American communities. The study of brain aging accelerates the pace of discovery in the detection, prevention, and treatment of dementia. By working together, participants and researchers can increase understanding of dementia to help pave the way for a better future for communities of color.

Am I Eligible to Participate?

You may be able to help if you are 55 to 90 years of age and...

  • Complete questionnaires about your background, language, culture, reading ability, medical history and health behaviors.
  • Complete tasks that involve your memory, concentration, speed of thinking, physical coordination and alertness.
  • Provide blood, urine, and saliva samples.
  • Complete a 1 hour brain MRI scan (optional).
  • Complete phone and in-person questionnaires, tasks that are repeated ~1.5 and ~3 years later.

This is a free study, and no medication will be involved.

About Clinical Research

This clinical research study is a carefully designed observational study conducted by doctors and other medical professionals located at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. No medications, treatments or interventions will be administered to any of our participants. Your participation in this clinical study will help researchers better understand why Latino and Black/African American individuals experience health disparities in brain disorders. Information collected through the SALUD study can help in the discovery of detection methods, prevention strategies, and treatments of dementias. Many of today’s treatments for debilitating and life-threatening illnesses were developed because volunteers took part in clinical trials, just like this one, in the past.


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Join SALUD Today.

Change the face of Alzheimer’s research and discovery.

If you’re not in the age range we’re looking for in this study, visit the Brain Health Registry for more opportunities in brain health research.

We respect your privacy. The information you share, and the data we collect from questionnaires and online tests, will be kept confidential.
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