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We are currently recruiting study participants for two active studies.

Photo of research assistant with study subject drawing on tablet screenDetermining Risk for Alzheimer's Disease in Older Adults

Currently enrolling:

  • Volunteers with mild cognitive impairment.
  • Healthy control subjects.

With this study, we are investigating whether we can detect problems with thinking functions before they emerge in older adults at risk of Alzheimer's disease. The study also asks: Is it possible to use non-invasive neurophysiological measures as potential markers of subtle cognitive impairments in individuals who are at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease?

In this pursuit, our lab team members will record participants' brain waves, pupil dilation and heart rate using non-invasive tools while engaging in different cognitive tests. The study will take two hours. Eligible participants may be compensated $50 for their time.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Being cognitively intact or having mild cognitive impairment
  2. Aged more than 60 years old
  3. Have no history of other neurological conditions
  4. Have no problems with eyes or pupils, except for corrective glasses or contact lenses
  5. Have no cardiac rhythm disorders

To learn more about this study and its goals, please contact Hannes Devos, Ph.D., lab director, at, 913-945-9673 (711 TTY).

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KU School of Health Professions

Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and Athletic Training
University of Kansas Medical Center
Mail Stop 2002
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160