Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease study

Very little is known about the cause of Alzheimer's disease, however it is thought to be explained by a combination of genetic, environmental and lifestyle.

By studying the genes involved in Young-onset Alzheimer’s disease, we hope to learn more about why people develop the disease before the age of 65.

We hope this will translate into new treatments and better methods of diagnosis in the future.

How you can help

We are inviting people who first experienced symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease before the age 65 to help with this research. Even if you are over 65 now, you can still take part if you first had symptoms before age 65.

What is involved?

Helping with our research is completely confidential and involves:

  • A trained Clinical Research Nurse or Clinical Research Coordinator visiting you either at home or at a local clinic (this visit will last around 1½ hours.)
  • Answering questions about yourself and taking part in a memory test
  • Providing a blood sample
  • Inviting a family member or friend to help by answering some questions about your memory and general health.

For further information please contact:

Jamie Harper
Email: jamie.harper@nhs.net
Tel: 07500 032847

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