Insulin and Brain Function Study at University of Texas

BE a part of cutting edge research and science by taking part in a study at the University of Texas! Thanks to the Alzheimer’s Association for the hot tip. Check out the details below! -SP

Insulin and Brain Function in Alzheimer’s Disease Study:
What is the purpose of this study?

The results of recent studies suggest that people with memory impairment may have problems with the way in which their body uses blood sugar. These problems may be due in part to the way certain hormones, such as insulin, affect the body’s ability to use sugar. In people with Alzheimer’s disease, improvements in blood sugar regulation have been shown to improve the ability to remember new information. These findings are interesting because they provide some clues about what causes problems with memory, attention, and concentration in some people with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders.

Some new findings indicate that insulin, when administered as a “nasal spray” into the nasal passages, improves memory in adults with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. The purpose of this study is to understand the mechanisms of insulin-mediated improvements in memory. Using insulin in this way is experimental and we do not know if it will be effective in helping to improve every individual’s memory.

What will be done if you take part in this research study? If you agree to participate, and your agreement is endorsed by a family member or caregiver who has frequent contact with you, or your legal representative, you will be asked to complete a screening visit and, if eligible, four research-visits scheduled within two weeks of each other. Each visit will last approximately two to three hours.

We are currently recruiting participants with mild memory problems or early stage probable Alzheimer’s disease.

Click here to learn more at the UT Neuroscience Lab website.

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