Participating in Research
All types of people are needed to volunteer for Alzheimer’s research. People with Alzheimer's disease or MCI, those with a family history of Alzheimer’s, and healthy people with no memory problems and no family history of Alzheimer’s may be able to take part in clinical trials. Participants in clinical trials help scientists learn about the brain in healthy aging and 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, universities, and other organizations. 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 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, visit its website at www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/volunteer.