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Indianapolis Alzheimer's Prevention Study Site Opens
Updated October 24, 2016 10:22 AM | Filed under: Health
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indiana University Health Physicians - Neurology in Indianapolis is now recruiting participants who may be at particularly high risk for developing Alzheimer's disease at older ages because of their genetic background into an Alzheimer's prevention study.

The number of people in Indianapolis age 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease is expected to increase by 18.2% by 2025 to a projected 130,000 people, an important reminder that a medical breakthrough for the disease is strongly needed.

The five-year Generation Study, part of the Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative, will involve more than 1,300 cognitively healthy older adults, ages 60 to 75, who are at high risk of developing symptoms of Alzheimer's because they inherited two copies of the e4 type of the apolipoprotein (APOE) gene, the major genetic risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease at older ages. This will be the first study to incorporate genetic testing and counseling into the screening process.

Indiana University Health Physicians - Neurology is one of the approximately 90 sites in North America, Europe and Australia participating in the Generation Study.

For more information, visit www.GenerationStudy.com.



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