Trial ID or NCT#



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This research aims to explore the effectiveness of memantine (Namenda) in treating post-menopausal women between the ages of 50 and 65, who are at risk for cognitive decline. Memantine has already been shown to offer cognitive benefits to patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease, but it's potential for treating those at risk for cognitive decline without Alzheimer's disease or other dementia has yet to be evaluated. It is possible that memantine may offer neurocognitive benefits to this population, as well. Participants are asked to take medication for six months, complete neuropsychological testing, and one blood draw.

Official Title

Cognitive Effects of Memantine in Postmenopausal Women at Risk of Dementia: a Pilot Study

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: 50 Years to 65 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: Yes


Natalie L. Rasgon
Natalie L. Rasgon
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emerita

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