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Grape Consumption Study

UCLA Research Study is looking for Patients Experiencing Mild Memory/Cognitive Deficits

Purpose

Participants are sought who are experiencing problems with memory, communication skills, or general mental state. These changes could be the result of normal aging, or they could be early warning signs of developing dementia in the future. Through this study, we aim to determine whether grape consumption can affect brain metabolism and thinking abilities.

A natural food product may be able to help improve your brain function!
If you (or a loved one) are at least 65 with concerns about mild decline in memory or other cognitive abilities, you may be eligible to participate in a UCLA-based brain imaging study.

This study aims to determine whether grape powder consumption (about 1oz. twice/day) can affect brain metabolism and thinking abilities. Participants will be compensated up to $150 plus parking expenses for the duration of study participation. (Study excludes people diagnosed and who are being treated for overt dementia).

Eligible if:
  • Age 65 or older
  • Experiencing mild memory or other cognitive problems for at least 6 months
Not eligible if:
  • Already diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other cause of dementia
  • Currently receiving medication used specifically to treat Alzheimer's disease or other dementia-related disorder
Study involves:
  • Two brain PET scans, one at baseline, and one 6 months later
  • General and neuropsychological assessments, done initially and 6 months later
  • 6 months of adding grape powder to your diet (about 1 oz. twice a day)

STUDY IS BEING CONDUCTED BY DR. DANIEL SILVERMAN (AHMANSON BIOLOGICAL IMAGING CLINIC; UCLA ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE CENTER IMAGING CORE).

For more information, please contact Jessica Chew at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mitra Kohan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (310) 794-5067 to ask about the UCLA Grape Consumption study. Please provide your name, phone number, and time of day in which a study coordinator can best reach you.