Alzheimer's Disease Research

The GARNET Study

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Overview

Research shows that mice exposed to flickering lights and sounds experience a reduction in memory impairment associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The GARNET Study is investigating whether similar effects are experienced by humans.

This research effort is led by our Translational Research team and focuses on optimizing our technology. This study is not intended to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Participation is compensated.

Our Design

The GARNET Study aims to inform the development of a therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.

Sensory Stimulation

Feasibility Testing

Placebo Controlled

In-Office Visits

One to Three Visits, Two to Three Hours Each Visit

 
 

Participate

This survey will determine your eligibility for participation in our study. If you qualify, our team will reach out to provide additional details and next steps.

SEE IF YOU QUALIFY

Compensation is provided if you are enrolled in any of our study visits.

Participation in The GARNET Study does not give you preferential treatment for enrollment in our clinical trials. Participation will not necessarily prevent you from being considered for our clinical trials.

Eligibility Criteria

Adults living in the Greater Boston area
55+ years old
Adults experiencing early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease such as unclear thinking and memory loss
 

Study Visits 

If you take part in The GARNET Study, you can expect some of the following assessments. These assessments will vary from visit to visit.

Daily + Weekly Surveys 
Vitals: Heart Rate, EEG 
Questionnaires + Cognitive Tests and Tasks 
Movement Tracking 
 

Our Approach

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia characterized by the progressive increase of memory impairment. This disease is also associated with the build-up of sticky plaques and tangles of certain proteins in the brain (tau and beta-amyloid).

Research from MIT demonstrated that flickering lights and sounds can induce specific pattern of brain activity (neural oscillations).  This research, conducted in mice, showed important effects on multiple aspects of Alzheimer’s (e.g., tau and amyloid reduction, and memory improvement).

The GARNET Study is translating this research for human application in order to develop a possible therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.

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