If you are at least 70 yrs old and are an APOE 4/4 in good cognitive health, please read about, and consider joining this study on the link below.
If you are at least 80 yrs old and are a 3/4 in good cognitive health, you too should read about and consider joining this study.
All of you youngsters might also find the study interesting, so feel free to check it out, but they are not looking for you.
As a male, 4/4, 75 year old, I found out about this study from our own KatieS about a year ago and went through testing at Stanford in March, 2016. I live on the East coast, but Stanford paid for my airfare and hotel for two nights. The actual tests (see link) took one full day and a half of the next day. As for the cognitive tests, if you're like me, you always want to "get 'em all right", but they are trying to test our limits, so we usually don't. They were interesting, challenging and sometimes fun. No problems with the blood draw or MRI.
Last week I went out to Stanford again, for followup testing, and again found it to be an interesting process. Dr. Michael Greicius,
who is in charge of the study, and his staff are all very professional and take good care of you during your stay. The primary goal of the study is to identify "genetic factors that are protective against the development of Alzheimer's Disease."
If you have not visited the San Francisco Bay area, or even if you have, and you think you qualify for this study, I urge you to contact Stanford for more information. They are looking for new participant volunteers.http://lilyhyunkim.wixsite.com/apoe4study