Spinal Cord Injury Research Study

Researchers at the University of Michigan are studying the prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia among people who have traumatic spinal cord injury. Join our compensated study today!

Fast Facts

spinal cord injury in the past 10 years

veterans & non-veterans

45 Years and Older

Compensation Provided

Conducted nationwide

Study Background

We want to know whether people who have had a traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) are at higher risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia. We also want to examine whether this risk is lowered with regular use of things like physical therapy, therapeutic services, continued care, and preventative services.

Some people might have easier access or different barriers to these services. For example, veterans might face different barriers to care than civilians. Therefore, we are recruiting both veterans and non-veterans to this study.

Your participation can help us confirm the importance of environment, other health conditions, and early preventative care in brain aging among people with TSCI. This knowledge will promote new studies that address these interrelated issues, helping future researchers and clinicians to improve the quality of life for people with TSCI. Advance research today and join our compensated study!

Additional Information

The purpose of this research study is to learn more about the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia in people with traumatic spinal cord injury.

You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:

  • Traumatic spinal cord injury in the past 10 years
  • Ages 45 and older
  • Veterans and non-veterans

The study consists of a brief, 27-question survey, to see if participants are eligible for an interview. If you are eligible, you will then participate in a 1-hour-long interview focused on your experience with using therapeutic, medical, and rehabilitative services.

Compensation is provided up to $75 for participants who complete the interview.

There is no cost for you to participate in the study.