Participating in Research
People with Alzheimer's disease, those with MCI, those with a family history of Alzheimer’s, and healthy people with no memory problems who want to help scientists test new treatments may be able to take part in clinical trials. Participants in clinical trials help scientists learn about the brain in healthy aging as well as what happens in Alzheimer’s. Results of these trials are used to improve prevention and treatment methods.
The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center’s clinical trials finder makes it easy for people to find out about studies that are sponsored by the federal government and private companies. It includes studies testing new ways to detect, treat, delay, and prevent Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias, and MCI. You can search for studies about a certain topic or in a certain geographic area by going to www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/clinical-trials.
To find out more about Alzheimer’s clinical trials, talk to your health care provider or contact the ADEAR Center at 1-800-438-4380. Also read the NIA fact sheet Participating in Alzheimer’s Research.