ImTAB Immunity, mTBI, and Alzheimer's Biomarkers

Primary Objective

Have You Had a Concussion in the Past 5 Years? Research Study Investigates Concussions and Brain Health in Older Adults 65+ Research Goals: 1)Investigate how a recent concussion relates to brain structure and memory over time 2)Collect and analyze fluid biomarkers for the detection of inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease-related risk factors 3)Examine the relationship between concussion, the immune system, and the aging process

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You may qualify if you are: - 65 years or older - Have had a concussion within the past 5 years - Saw a doctor within 1 week of your concussion - Have not been diagnosed with a memory disorder Participants will receive: -Snacks and refreshments -Medical screening (neurological exam) -Optional review of memory scores with principal investigator after completion of 1 year follow up visit

Main Procedures Involved: This study involves 2 research visits: a baseline and a one year follow-up visit at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. What to expect: • Health History Review • Neurological Exam • Thinking and memory tests • Blood Sample • Brain MRI

Duration of Participation: 1 year


65 to 90 years

Type of Study


Principal Investigator
Photograph of Brianne Bettcher,  PhD

Brianne Bettcher, PhD

Study ID

Protocol Number: 19-1423

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