The McKnight MRI Core and Neuropsychology Core Projects
Collaborative cores with other McKnight Brain Institutes involving ongoing research and collection of standardized brain MRIs and neuropsychological assessment data in patients with memory and cognitive loss.
Evaluating Frailty as a Preventive Measure in Maintaining Quality of Life in Aging
This research focuses on a clinical and community cohort of aging adults and evaluates their propensity towards being determined non-frail, pre-frail and frail. The goal is early detection and prevention of frailty symptoms and clinical characteristics.
An Analysis of Cognition in Patients with Memory Complaints
This research project examines questions related to the cognitive, psychological and biomedical variables associated with dementia and its subtypes including demographics and risk factors leading to the identification of predictive variables that will improve the understanding of dementia and other memory disorders and its comorbidities.
The McKnight Brain Aging Registry (MBAR)
This study will help us understand successful aging and in particular cognitive aging. Successful aging refers to physical, mental and social well-being in older age. It incorporates cognitive, physical and emotional areas and the way the aging process affects them. It will also help us design clinical trials focused on treating age-related cognitive losses or preventing further worsening. It will focus on participants 85 and older with normal cognition.
Aging Online — Self and Others (SOS) Study
The purpose of this research is to learn more about socio-emotional functioning across the lifespan including daily use of the Internet and how aging affects Internet users.
Scam Detection and Computer Knowledge
This research study attempts to learn more about people’s knowledge regarding use of the Internet, including knowledge of Internet scams. It also aims to use the information gleaned to help protect people from scams.
The purpose of this research is to test whether the 12- month daily intake of a specific multi-nutrient is safe and effective at delaying or reversing the effects of normal aging on memory and other thinking abilities. This study involves an investigational nutritional product Souvenaid, that has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).