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Cognitive study looking for local participants

Brain research study coming to Corpus Christi
Posted at 6:46 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 19:48:48-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A brain research group will be going door to door soon to ask for participants in a study.

And it held a news conference today at County Commissioners Court informing of the study.

Thanks to a grant from the National Institutes of Health, the Nueces County Health District is partnering with the University of Michigan to study how the brain ages.

One thousand households throughout the county have been randomly selected for the study.

And the surveyors want to talk with anyone 65 and older.

The information gathered will help health professionals and caregivers.

“Everything we know in medicine is because somebody before has participated in studies,” said Dr. Lewis Morgenstern, professor of neurology at the University of Michigan and principal investigator of the Basic Cognitive study. “Every pill, every procedure is all based on research.

“So the reason to participate in this study is to help other people in your community - to help people in the United States.”

And if you need more incentive to participate, you'll get a free memory screening that you can share with you doctor.

The research group will mail out letters about a week before they stop by identifying badges.

And if you're not available at that time, you can call the number in the letter to schedule an appointment.