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    Duke/UNC ADRC Study Participant Interview with WRAL

    Duke/UNC ADRC Memory and Aging study participant, Mindy Hamlin, recently wrote an article about her family’s history of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and her experience in the study.

    What does the study entail? For me, not a lot. I have taken tests to measure my sensory skills and mobility. For example, I had to remember and repeat numbers, squeeze things, and get up from a chair. I had an MRI and my blood taken; the next step is a spinal tap. My husband is the partner I am required to have. His role is to answer researcher’s questions once a year to determine if my cognitive abilities have declined.

    To read more about Mindy’s journey, find the full article here or at WRAL.com.