GREENSBORO, NC – UNCG researchers are searching for people with a family history of Alzheimer’s Disease to participate in a study to determine if a person’s genetic risk is impacted by exercise.
Qualifying participants will be invited to participate in a free, eight-month exercise program. Researchers are looking for volunteers who are 50-65 years old, have a first-degree relative with Alzheimer’s disease, are not regularly physically active and who plan to live in Greensboro for the next year. People who are clinically cognitively impaired or depressed, unable to exercise for health reasons or who have uncorrected visual or hearing impairment will not qualify for the study.
Volunteers will be screened by telephone followed by baseline testing on campus to determine eligibility. Those selected for the study are asked to participate in three testing sessions on campus and a free exercise program held three days a week for eight months. Participants will be reimbursed $10 for each on-campus testing session and regular attenders at exercise sessions will receive $10 a month.
Elise K. Eifert, MS, CHES
UNCG DrPH Candidate 2014