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Volunteers needed for Rochester study to help prevent Alzheimer's disease

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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2018 file photo, a doctor looks at PET brain scans in Phoenix. Volunteers ages 50 and older are being sought as part of an online study in Rochester focusing on helping to prevent Alzheimer's disease. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

(WHAM) - Volunteers ages 50 and older are being sought as part of an online study in Rochester focusing on helping to prevent Alzheimer's disease.

The study is being conducted as part of the Alzheimer Prevention Trials by researchers at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester and the University of Rochester Medical Center.

By 2025, New York is expected to have 460,000 people diagnosed with the disease, according to data from the Alzheimer's Association.

Participants will take memory tests online every three months to see if their memory changes over time. If researchers see memory loss over time in some participants, they will be paired with an Alzheimer’s study as quickly as possible.

People who want to volunteer for the study do not need to have any current issues with memory loss.

People interested in learning more about enrolling in the study can check the Alzheimer Prevention Trials website. The study is being partially funded by the National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Health.

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