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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

Study category: Brain and Nervous System

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Description

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

Details
Age

65 to 90 years

Phase

Not Applicable - Describes studies without FDA-defined phases, including studies of devices or behavioral interventions.

Type of Study

Observational

Location

University of Colorado Hospital

Principal Investigator
Brianne Bettcher,  PhD

Brianne Bettcher, PhD

Resources
Study ID

Protocol Number: 19-1423

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