Open Studies

The purpose of the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) Clinical Core is to help researchers identify people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease earlier and find better ways to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders. People who join the Clinical Core attend either annual or every-other-year visits with...

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are conducting a brain imaging research study to identify how Alzheimer’s disease develops. We use positron emission tomography (PET) to image amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles.
A new study, ARMADA: Advancing Reliable Measurement in Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Aging, will test a new set of measures on the iPad to determine whether they can detect early signs of cognitive decline.
The goal of the BRAVE study is to find out if a purified form of fish oil can stop or delay early brain changes associated with Alzheimer's disease in middle-aged, cognitively healthy Veterans at risk for this common form of dementia.
Help us learn why dementia affects Black Americans at higher rates than other groups.
Evidence suggests that dance classes may have benefits for people with Mild Cognitive Impairment and their care partners. We are looking for volunteers with MCI and their care partners to fill out a survey about their interest and perceived burden of participating in a dance intervention.
The Dementia Care Research Core Recruitment Registry is a new opportunity for both people with memory problems and their caregivers. Care research focuses on understanding how to improve the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families by looking at the care they receive (at home or within the healthcare system).

This unique study is a continuation of the original LEAD study. We will collect brain imaging scans, cerebral spinal fluid, and blood to measure changes in the brain and specifically learn more about brain “white matter.”  We will evaluate how degeneration of white matter plays a critical role in Alzheimer’s...

This study will try to see if performing tongue press exercises and using a saliva substitute improve swallowing ability in patients with memory problems and dysphagia.
The purpose of this research is to better understand who in Oneida is providing family caregiving — helping adults who need assistance in daily life — and what services and resources are being used by people who are helping adult family members in the Oneida community.
New studies start frequently at the Wisconsin ADRC, and we're looking for men and women volunteers. In order to match interested persons with future studies, the Wisconsin ADRC has created a research database—the Wisconsin ADRC Registry—to hold the names and eligibility information of potential volunteers. When new studies become available, we will use the Wisconsin ADRC Registry to identify persons who may qualify for the new opportunity.

This unique study uses positron emission tomography (or PET for short) brain scans to visualize neuronal synapse density, amyloid plaques, and neurofibrillary tangles. We will also obtain MRI data to investigate how these factors are affecting brain health. The study examines whether AD pathology affects the quantity of synapses, and...