For Participants

Information for participants and those interested in participating

The Harvard Aging Brain Study (HABS) is an observational study that aims to find out whether the changes that a doctor sometimes sees on a brain scan are related to early memory changes that occur in older healthy adults.

For Researchers

The Harvard Aging Brain Study has published over 150 manuscripts contributing to the field of Alzheimer’s Disease research in major journals such as Nature, Alzheimer’s & Dementia, Neurology, and more. We invite researchers of diverse fields to expand and explore data used in this project, as both imaging and neuropsychological data are publicly available upon […]

Our Team

Despite COVID-19, we at the Harvard Aging Brain Study are still hard at work!

Learn more about the team at the Harvard Aging Brain Study


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Road Map to Prevention

By Seth Gale, M.D.

Online event. Are you or a loved one concerned about memory loss or dementia? Has someone you know been recently diagnosed with dementia? Do you know that you can participate in a clinical research trial? The Road Map Education Series is designed to support patients and families concerned with memory and thinking issues. Each session […]

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