Health and Aging

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I learn more about clinical trials?

A clinical trial is a kind of research study performed in people and aimed at evaluating a medical, surgical, or behavioral intervention. The NIA has information about clinical trials pertinent to older people. The NIA tip sheet Clinical Trials and Older People can help you think about why you might consider participating in a clinical trial and how your safety is protected. If you are interested in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease, the tip sheet Participating in Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trials and Studies can help. Learn more about participating in research at NIH Clinical Research Trials and You.

If you want to participate in a clinical trial, click on the following links:

Watch a video about Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials: