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Our research shows that a ketone drink improves the health of brain cells and blood vessels in the brain. This drink also improves cognitive functions, including memory and attention; however, we do not know how this drink works in people with memory complaints. We will invite people who have memory complaints to volunteer. Volunteers will have their brains scanned in an MRI to measure brain activity and brain blood flow on two separate visits. On one visit, volunteers will drink ketones and on the other visit they will have a drink without ketones. We will compare brain activity between each visit to see whether ketones improved brain function in people with memory complaints.
Study Sponsor: Alzheimer's Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton & Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Location: In-person (Required at 301 James St. South, Hamilton ON)
How Often: A few times a year
Compensation: Yes (parking voucher and $20 per visit)
Contact: Geoff Coombs, Postdoctoral Fellow