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Other Dementias: Research Studies

Cognitive Aging Project

James Herndon, PhD
Yerkes National Primate Research Center

The broad aim of the study is to examine how the aging process differentially affects females of three closely related primate species: humans, chimpanzees, and the rhesus monkey. Women who participate in the study undergo magnetic resonance (MRI) scanning, in addition to annual testing on a battery of tests designed to evaluate memory and other cognitive abilities.  Healthy middle-aged and elderly women, as well as women that have been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or early Alzheimer’s disease will be enrolled in this research study.

For more information about this research study, please call CeeCee Manzanares at 404-727-9324 or email

Caregiver Opportunities for Optimizing Lifestyles: A Research Opportunity for African American Caregivers (COOL-AD)

Ken Hepburn, PhD
Emory University School of Nursing

Monica Parker, M.D.
Emory University School of Medicine

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This is a research study of methods to improve the health and well being of African American Caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Join us to benefit African American Caregivers of family members with Alzheimer’s Disease. Learn strategies for caregiving to help decrease stress. Increase your knowledge and awareness of self care in your caregiving. Become a part of improving the lives of caregivers in the African American community by enrolling in this research study

For additional information about this research study call the study coordinator at 404-727-8481.

Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Honor Research Registry

James Lah, MD, PhD
Clinical Core Leader, Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Felicia Goldstein, PhD
Clinical Core Co-Leader, Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

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The purpose of Honor is to have a group of volunteers who want to participate in future research studies on memory & thinking.    By joining Honor you will learn about new research studies that are seeking volunteers.  You will also receive our newsletter and invitations to educational events. 

All Honor volunteers must have a “study partner” accompany them to their research visit.  Your study partner will be asked questions about your memory and thinking.  They will also be asked about your day to day functioning.  A study partner is someone who has at least 10 hours of contact with you each week.

For more information about this research study, please call Letheshia Husbands at 404-728-6950 or email .