How you can help
Information for research is collected from adults who do not have trouble with their memory or thinking. They are called healthy volunteers.
We compare information collected from healthy volunteers with information collected from people who have Alzheimer’s Disease. This research will help scientists to learn more about the normal aging process and how Alzheimer’s Disease is different from normal aging.
Working together to fight Alzheimer’s disease
The University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer’s Outreach Program is looking for African Americans age 60 or older to participate in research as healthy volunteers. By participating, you will be contributing to our understanding of how the normal aging process differs from the process of developing Alzheimer’s Disease.
Becoming a volunteer
What are the benefits of becoming a volunteer with the University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer’s Outreach Program?
- You will receive an annual medical evaluation and tests of memory and thinking at no cost.
- You will have opportunities to talk with health professionals and to participate in additional research studies.
- With your consent, we can share the results of your evaluations with your primary care physician.
What are the requirements of becoming a volunteer with the University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer’s Outreach Program?
- Volunteers must bring a friend or relative with them to each study visit. This person is called a study partner and is someone who can answer questions about the volunteer’s memory and thinking.
What else do I need to know about becoming a volunteer with the University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer’s Outreach Program?
- Evaluations are conducted at UPMC Montefiore hospital in Oakland.
- Parking is provided during your annual visits.
- Your information will be kept confidential.
Join the Fight against Alzheimer’s Disease
Please call the ADRC
at 412-692-2700 for more information or to inquire about how you can volunteer for research to help fight Alzheimer’s disease or complete a memory evaluation and return it to us.