The UMMC MIND Center - Mayo Clinic Study of Aging (SOA) is a research study about healthy aging and preserving thinking and physical abilities as people get older. The Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia (MIND) Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is leading this study with our partner and research leader Mayo Clinic.
Building upon over two decades of research collaboration with investigators at Mayo Clinic, our new study is a landmark project seeking to provide critical answers for Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most complex, costly and heartbreaking diseases of our time. Taking part in this study could help make a difference for generations to come by leading to better prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for Alzheimer’s and other diseases that impact our ability to age successfully.
The Study of Aging will include Mississippi residents, aged 55 and older, who will be followed over time. Taking advantage of detailed evaluations on a large number of participants who are followed over many years, the study could impact our understanding of healthy aging and help to solve the puzzle of Alzheimer’s disease.
Thomas H. Mosley, PhD
B. Gwen Windham, MD, MHS
Michael E. Griswold, PhD
IRB Protocol: 2018-0038