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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