Exercise study for those 65 years and older

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Principal Investigator
Jason Allen
Ka'eo Kruse
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Official Trial Title
Effects of Acute Exercise Intensity on Cerebral Blood Flow and Cognitive Function in Older Adults
Study Description

The Kinesiology Department, Exercise Physiology Division, seeks adults aged 65 years and older who are comfortable experiencing exercise-induced fatigue. The purpose of the study is to see how different exercise intensities can affect brain blood flow in a single exercise session. The long-term goal of this pilot study is to find the optimal exercise parameters for the exercise-based treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease.

The following are INELIGIBLE to enroll:
1. Participate in planned exercise more than 3 times per week
o If you are generally active for more than 3 days that is OK
2. Have any brain disorders, mental illnesses, history of brain damage, cognitive impairment, or cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases
3. Have any conditions that severely impair your cycling ability
4. Have recent changes in medication or an irregular medication schedule
5. Currently participate in hormone replacement therapy

The study involves completing 4 study visits (which includes a screening visit) over two weeks. Study visits include blood draws, cognitive tests and exercise tests, which will last 2.5-3.5 hours.

Study-related evaluations and tests provided free of charge.


$25 for each completed session, up to $100