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Dementia Research and Clinical Trials

Scientists are making great strides in identifying potential new ways to help diagnose, treat, and even prevent Alzheimer’s and related dementias. These advances are possible because thousands of people have participated in clinical trials and other studies.

Looking for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias clinical trials? Visit the Clinical Trials Finder.

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How Biomarkers Help Diagnose Dementia

Learn about biomarkers — measures of what’s happening in the body — used in dementia detection and research, including brain imaging tests such as MRI and PET.
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Brain Donation: A Gift for Future Generations

Brain donation helps researchers study brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, that affect millions of people. Learn about why people donate their brains, the process of brain donation, and how you can enroll to make this generous gift.
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