Last updated on September 2018

The Chinese Familial Alzheimer's Network

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Familial Alzheimer Disease (FAD) | Alzheimer's Disease
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written informed consent obtained from participant or legal guardian prior to any study-related procedures.
  • Members who carry mutations or not carry mutations in familial Alzheimer's disease pedigree (familial Alzheimer disease is defined as at least two first-degree relatives).
  • Aged 18 (inclusive) or older.
  • At least two persons who can provide reliable information for the study.
  • Note: Dementia is diagnosed according to the criteria described by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-R). The diagnosis of AD is made using the National Institute of Neurologic and Communicative Disorders and Stroke and the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association (NINCDS-ADRDA) or National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer's Assocation (NIA-AA) criteria. A diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is assigned according to Petersen criteria.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under age 18.
  • Medical or psychiatric illness that would interfere in completing initial and follow-up visits.
  • No one can serve as a study informant.
  • With current or past neurological or psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia, epilepsy, brain tumors, severe head trauma and other diseases which can induce dementia.
  • With history of alcohol or drug abuse.

Recruitment Status: Open

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