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Cognitive Skills in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease


Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital are looking for patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease to participate in a study of cognition.

Researchers in the Department of Neurology at MGH are looking for patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease to take part in a study entitled “Prospective evaluation of the sensitivity and specificity of cognitive tasks for diagnosis of the cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome.”

Your participation will lead to the development of a brief clinical test battery to screen for the cerebellar cognitive and affective syndrome (CCAS).

Participants will receive full neurocognitive testing and will be compensated with $30 and free parking.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Are 18 years or older.
  • Have mild to moderate Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.
  • Have no other known neurological or psychiatric conditions.
  • Are able to come in for 1 visit lasting 3 hours, or 2 visits lasting 90 minutes each.

If you are interested in enrolling in this trial, please contact Franziska Hoche at fhoche@partners.org or 617-726-3669.