UVA Department of Anesthesiology is seeking healthy individuals ages 65 and up, to participate in an Alzheimer’s Disease study.

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Patrick H Finan
Zunaria Arbab
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Official Trial Title
Gut microbiome and blood indices in patients with AD and their spousal caregivers
Study Description

The Anesthesiology Department at UVA seeks healthy adults, ages 65 to 90 years-old, with no severe/debilitating medical conditions for a research study. The purpose of the study is to determine why caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease have a higher rate of developing dementia than the general population.

You may be eligible for this study if: 1. You do not have any major neurological, cardiac, kidney, or liver disease. 2. Your life expectancy is not shorter than 3 months. 3. You have not previously participated in this study.

Study involves coming in to UVA for 2 study visits. The first study visit will take approximately 1 hour. The participants will: 1. Complete a series of questionnaires 2. Provide a sample of exhaled gas (breathe into a plastic bag). 3. Have 1 teaspoon of blood drawn. The second study visit is very brief: the participant will drop off a stool sample at UVA.

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Study-related tests provided at no cost.


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