COGNET: Neuropsychological Study

COGNET: Neuropsychological Study

Dr. Elan Louis and colleagues at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have undertaken a new national research initiative COGNET (acronym for Cognitive and ET).COGNET

The objective is to learn more about the link between essential tremor and cognitive impairment. Dr. Louis and his colleagues are calling on the assistance of the ET community to help them complete this groundbreaking, NIH-funded research. The neuropsychological research study is not limited to the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT). CUMC is recruiting participants from all over the Country.

Interested candidates would comply with the following criteria:

  1. You have been diagnosed by a doctor as having ET (rather than dystonia or Parkinson’s Disease, for example).
  2. You are at least 55 years old.
  3. You did NOT have brain surgery for ET (e.g., DBS).
  4. You are willing to have three interviews with us at Columbia University Medical Center or at your home (now, 18 months, 36 months). Each interview will consist of some questions about your tremor, cognitive tests and a videotaped neurological exam. Each interview will last approximately 3-4 hours.
  5. You are willing to become a brain donor in the future. We would discuss this further with you.

If you are interested, please send an email to: [email protected] or call (212) 305-8601.

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