U.S. POINTER: The Effect of Lifestyle Changes on Memory Loss

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Age: 60-79
Healthy Volunteers: No
Keywords: Aging Health, Brain and Memory
Type: Behavioral Study
The purpose of this research study is to see if lifestyle changes can protect memory and thinking ability (cognition) as we age. Participants in one group receive information, tools and support to help them design a lifestyle program that best fits their own individual needs and schedules. Participants in another group receive the same information, but will also complete a more structured lifestyle program that includes physical exercise, a healthy diet and thinking (cognitive) exercise.
This study requires

The following activities are part of this study:

  • An Informed Consent review.
  • A review of medical history.
  • Physical examinations.
  • Phone call and/or emails.
  • Study visits and consultations.
  • Surveys and questionnaires.
  • Laboratory and imaging tests.
  • Specimen sample collection.
Who can participate
  • People between the ages of 60 and 79.
  • People who have a first degree family history (mother, father, sister, brother) of memory loss, Alzheimer's or another type of Dementia.
  • People who do not exercise on a regular basis.
  • People whose current health status may put them at increased risk of memory loss in the future.
Compensation will be discussed with each potential participant.
Study duration and period
2 years
Recruitment period
Until Nov. 1, 2023
UC Davis Health
Sacramento, CA
POINTER Study Team

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