A primary mission of the Joseph & Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center is to understand the biological and environmental factors underlying or contributing to memory problems in aging and dementia, especially Alzheimer's Disease. To meet our Center's mission goals, it is essential that we work in partnership with large groups of individuals with normal memory, those with either mild memory loss, and persons diagnosed with dementia conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease (AD).
The Memory, Health, & Aging (MHA) Project is a longitudinal study of memory and thinking abilities in seniors and the impact of genetics and environmental factors, such as lifetime diet and exercise, on these cognitive abilities and brain function. The MHA Project was federally funded through the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Over 500 individuals were enrolled and then followed annually for five years at no cost to participants.
To learn more about the MHA Project, please click here.