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Early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease Phenotypes: Neuropsychology and Neural Networks

Purpose

The Behavioral Neurology program is conducting an NIH-funded study to try to understand and clarify why some individuals develop Alzheimer’s disease at a young age. By understanding the reasons for early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, the investigators hope to shed light on what happens in Alzheimer’s disease at all ages. Participants will undergo neurological tasks, neuropsychological assessments, and a special MRI of structural and functional brain networks. The study is approximately 1 year long, with 3 visits within the first month and 2 visits at the 1-year follow up. Study participation is open to all patients with Alzheimer’s disease, but especially those diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease (diagnosed before age 65). To learn more, please visit https://behavioral.neurology.ucla.edu/research.

If interested, please call Randy Desarzant at (310) 478-3711 Ext. 43621 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (PI: Mario Mendez, MD, Ph.D; Location: 300 Medical Plaza, B-Level Neurology Clinic).