Validating PD Cognitive Profiles. Substudy: White Matter Connectivity and PD Cognitive Phenotypes
The purpose of this research study is to investigate 1) brain and blood markers of memory and thinking difficulties in Parkinson’s disease, and 2) how these markers can predict different memory and thinking difficulties over a period of two years. Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease are being compared to individuals who do not have Parkinson’s disease.
- Screening to determine eligibility includes gathering demographic information and cognitive testing
- If you meet study criteria, then you will be formally enrolled in the study. Being in the study requires three visits over a two-year period.
- If you wish to continue your participation, we ask that you come in for annual follow-up visits at three and four-year time points here at UF&Shands.
- Each visit will involve cognitive and memory testing and a fasting blood draw.
- This can be completed over a one or two day visit for each time point, depending on your preference.
- A brain MRI will only be conducted during your first visit.
- If you are from out of town, we will provide you and a spouse/companion with a no-cost 1-2 night stay within a local hotel in order to alleviate travel demands and make the process more convenient for you.
- During the visit, we will reimburse you for mileage to and from UF&Shands.
You may qualify for this study if you:
- Have symptoms of Parkinson's disease
- OR you may qualify to be in a non-Parkinson’s comparison group
- The research procedures are the same for both groups
For additional study information such as details about procedures and eligibility criteria, please reach out to the Catherine Price:
- (352) 273-5929
Can be done from home
KeywordsParkinson disease, Parkinson's disease, Parkinson’s disease - resources, Neurology, healthy volunteers
Principal InvestigatorCatherine Price, PhD, ABPP
Begin a new search for other research studies
Studies listed on this site have been approved by a UF Institutional Review Board (IRB), which works to ensure the welfare and rights of research participants as required by federal regulations. Study listings are provided by the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute in collaboration with UF research teams and the UF IRBs.