U.S. POINTER: The effect of lifestyle changes on memory loss

What we are studying

The purpose of this research study is to see if lifestyle changes can protect memory and thinking ability (cognition) as we age. Participants in one group receive information, tools and support to help them design a lifestyle program that best fits their own individual needs and schedules. Participants in another group receive the same information, but will also complete a more structured lifestyle program that includes physical exercise, a healthy diet, and thinking (cognitive) exercise.

Who is Eligible

  • All Genders
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 60 - 79

Eligibility Criteria

  • People with first degree family history (mother; father; sister; brother) of memory loss
  • People that do not exercise on a regular basis
  • People whose current health status may put them at increased risk of memory loss in the future

What is involved

  • Informed Consent Review
  • Review of Medical History
  • Physical Examinations
  • Phone Calls and/or Emails
  • Study Visits and Consultations
  • Surveys/Questionnaires
  • Laboratory and Imaging Tests
  • Specimen Sample Collection


Compensation will be discussed with each potential participant.

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Beth Lovette
(833) 361-7591
Principal Investigator
Jeff Williamson, MD, MHS

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.