A known predictor in brain ageing is 'plaques' which contain the amyloid protein. It is not known however what causes these plaques or who is at risk of developing them.

This study aims to take brain scans (called a NAV-PET scan) to determine whether these plaques have a genetic component and how they relate to performance in memory and thinking.

What is involved?

A NAV-PET scan at the Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria; or at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, NSW.

You will also be invited to participate in a face-to-face interview and MRI.

Who is eligible?

Multiples aged 65+ living in Victoria or NSW. If you would like to be involved, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Recruitment:

January 2006 - Ongoing.

Twins Research Australia

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Email: info@twins.org.au

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Twins Research Australia is a national resource supported by a Centre of Research Excellence Grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council and housed within the University of Melbourne.

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