The Role of Gut Flora in Alzheimer's Disease
This study seeks to correlate data about participants' gut microbiome (the community of viruses, bacteria and other microbes in the digestive system) with information about their Alzheimer's disease status.
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- Diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or dementia by a physician
- Mini-Mental State Exam score of less than 26
- Treatment with antibiotics within two weeks prior to screening
- Treatment with probiotics within two weeks prior to screening
- History of bariatric surgery, total colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis or proctocolectomy
- Postoperative stoma, ostomy or ileoanal pouch
- Participation in any experimental drug protocol within the past 12 weeks
- Treatment with total parenteral nutrition
- Any clinically significant evidence of disease that could interfere with the participant's ability to enter the trial
- Inability to adequately communicate with the investigator or comply with the requirements of the entire study
The goal of this study is to better understand how the genetic information in participants' microbiome correlates to the information provided in surveys and in medical records regarding Alzheimer's disease.
Sabine Hazan, MD
A Non-Interventional Pilot Study to Explore the Role of Gut Flora in Alzheimer's Disease