When it comes to ending
Alzheimer's disease,
time is of the essence.
Mary Smith, Philanthropist

Longitudinal Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Study (LEADS)

The Longitudinal Early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease Study (LEADS) is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to address several major gaps in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias research. LEADS is an observational study that will enroll and follow 500 cognitively impaired participants and 100 cognitively normal participants ages 40-64 years at approximately 15 sites in the United States. Clinical, cognitive, imaging, biomarker, and genetic characteristics will be assessed. The primary goal of LEADS is to develop sensitive clinical and biomarker measures for future clinical and research use. Learn More. Join the Fight.

Participating Organizations

  • IU School of Medicine
  • UCSF - Memory and Aging Center
  • MGH
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • NACC - National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center
  • Keck School of Medicine of USC