A Study to Collect Blood DNA Samples from Patients with Clinically Diagnosed Alzheimers Disease, Lewy Body Disease, and Frontotemporal Degeneration


About this study

The purpose of this study is to collect blood samples for DNA analysis from patients clinically diagnosed with Alzheimers disease, Lewy Body disease, and Frontotemporal degeneration.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • An adult with any symptomatic disorder clinically diagnosed as Alzheimer Disease, Lewy Body disease or frontotemporal degeneration

Exclusion Criteria

  • An alternative diagnosis likely to be playing a substantial role in the manifestations of the dementia including but not limited to
    • Major head trauma
    • Major psychiatric disorder
    • Major systemic illness
    • Substantial cerebrovascular disease

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

David Knopman, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

(507) 284-1324

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