Skip to main content

Cognitive Decline clinical trials at UC Irvine

2 in progress, 1 open to eligible people

Showing trials for
  • Biomarker Exploration in Aging, Cognition and Neurodegeneration

    open to eligible people ages 60-105

    The purpose of this research study is to understand the factors that underlie changes in thinking and memory with increasing age. The investigators will test the usefulness of MRI, PET, and cognitive testing in detecting subtle changes in the brain that precede cognitive decline. An addendum to this study includes additional PET scans to examine the relationship between tau protein in the brain and cognitive decline. Tau is a protein that is known to form tangles in the areas of the brain important for memory, and these tau tangles are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. This sub-study research aims to look at the tau accumulation in the brain using an investigational drug called MK-6240, which is a radio tracer that gets injected prior to a positron emission tomography (PET) scan.

    Irvine, California

  • Heartrate and Breathing Effects on Attention and Memory

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Some types of meditation lead heart rate to become more steady as breathing quiets whereas others lead to large heart rate swings up and down (oscillations) as breathing becomes deeper and slower. The current study is designed to investigate how daily practice of heart rate biofeedback during breathing in a pattern that either increases or decreases heart rate oscillation affect attention and memory and blood biomarkers associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Our lead scientists for Cognitive Decline research studies include .

Last updated: