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Promoting Cultural Awareness and Diversity in Research about Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Health (AD-REACH) is a research study on brain health, Alzheimer’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease research participation.

The purpose of the study is to learn what Black, African-American and White people in the Indianapolis area are doing to keep their brain healthy.

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Why is this study important?

To better help Hoosiers maintain a healthy brain and to work towards finding better treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, we need your help. 

We need to know what people in our community are doing to keep their brain healthy, what they already know about Alzheimer’s disease, and their views about participating in Alzheimer’s disease research.

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How can you help?

Volunteer to complete a 20-minute survey to share how you are keeping your brain healthy and your understanding and beliefs about Alzheimer’s disease and research.

By completing the survey, you can help researchers better understand the needs of Hoosiers in the Indianapolis metro area in terms of brain health and Alzheimer’s disease and how we can work better to support them.

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Who is eligible?

To be eligible to participate in the study, you must be:

• 55 years old or older

• African-American, Black or White

• A resident of Indianapolis or its surrounding areas

• Have no prior history of Alzheimer’s disease research participation that involves testing, medication, or observations (excluding online quizzes and surveys related to brain health like the ones on WebMD, AARP, etc.)

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Project partners

This study is funded by the National Institute on Aging. 

It is sponsored by the Indiana Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in collaboration with the Roudebush VA Medical Center. 

Drs. Andrew Saykin, Johanne Eliacin, and Sophia Wang are the researchers on the study.