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How to join a research study:

These steps are taken for new participants to ensure they are eligible and can safely participate.

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Complete the Interest Form

The first step to get involved in any of our research studies is to fill out the brief Participant Interest Form.

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5 Minute Phone Call

Participants will receive a 5-10 minute phone call to confirm eligibility(*) for a free memory screening.

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Free Memory Screening

The free memory screening involves health questions and brief tests of memory and cognition. Participants can get feedback on their results and share it with a doctor. The screening can be done in person or over the phone in 30-40 minutes.

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Eligibility Review and Study Selection

Based on the memory screening we will inform participants about any current studies for which they are a good match. With their permission we will also save their information to see if they qualify for a study in the near future. For details on current studies, please visit our Active Studies page.

*To be eligible to participate in a study, individuals must:

  • be aged 45 years or older.
  • live within a 2-hour drive from University of Delaware.
  • be able to speak and understand spoken English.
  • not have pre-existing major cognitive problems that significantly impact their ability to live independently. Additionally, participants must possess the cognitive capacity to provide informed consent independently, without the need for a Legally Authorized Representative.
  • be able to see well enough to read an average restaurant menu.
  • have the ability to hear well enough to engage in a conversation in a quiet room. The use of hearing aids is acceptable.
  • not have the following health conditions: Stroke or brain hemorrhage. Autoimmune disease including Multiple sclerosis, giant cell arteritis. Brain Tumor. Any non-ADRD progressive neurological disorder like Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, ALS, etc.. Any developmental/genetic condition that can cause cognitive delay e.g., Down syndrome. Substance use disorder within the last 12 months. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Hydrocephalus(including normal pressure hydrocephalus; NPH). 

Other ways you can get involved:

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Questions?

Contact us at memorycenter@udel.edu