This study is investigating the effects of hormone replacement therapy on memory, mental
abilities and mood in older adults aged 65-90. During the nine month long study, men will
take testosterone for three months and women will take estrogen for three months. At four
points during the study (once every three months), participants will complete a test battery
and have blood drawn.
Double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study investigating the effects of estrogen
replacement and testosterone replacement on cognition and mood in older adults. Women who
have not had a hysterectomy will be given Prempro (estrogen with progesterone to protect the
uterine lining), and hysterectomized women will be given Premarin (estrogen only).
- Women and men aged 65-90 who have not received hormone replacement for the last three
- Previous head injury with loss of consciousness for more than one hour.
- Men with a history of prostate cancer.
- Men on testosterone replacement within the past three months.
- Women with a history of breast or uterine cancer.
- Women on estrogen replacement within the past three months.