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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Recent Tweets

More insights from my former PI @HarvardAging, Dr. Reisa Sperling as well as the fabulous @PappKate (with a shout out to Aubryn Samaroo, a fellow @WiS_MGHMartinos Committee Member who recently published on this work). via @BostonGlobe

Join us this Friday 10/30 at 12pm (EST) for virtual @MGHmapp Rounds with Dr Lea Grinberg @grinberg_t 👍@LACCD9 @ISTAART @MGHNeurology @MGHPsychiatry @MGHNeuroSci @ADRCMass @HarvardAging

Excited to share our work showing that commonly-used #neuropsych tests differ in their ability to capture decline at different clinical stages within the #Alzheimers continuum, implying that stage-specific endpoints are needed to capture cognitive change:

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