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Could You Make a Difference in Dementia Research?

Participation in clinical trials is key to making advances in treating and preventing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. When people think of clinical research for Alzheimer’s and related dementias, they may think that only people with dementia can participate. But that’s not true! This infographic provides an overview of the variety of people with different health statuses, ages, races, and ethnicities who can volunteer.

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Could you make a difference in dementia research? infographic. See transcript below or open pdf.

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Could you make a difference in dementia research?

Researchers need all types of volunteers for dementia research. Here are four things to know:

  • If you’re a person living with dementia or mild cognitive impairment, or you have an increased risk of dementia, then you may be able to participate.
  • People who represent all races and ethnicities, genders, geographic locations, and sexual orientations are needed.
  • You don’t need to have a dementia diagnosis to participate in clinical research. Healthy volunteers — meaning people without signs of dementia — as well as caregivers are also needed.
  • Dementia research isn’t just for older adults. If you’re 18 or over, you may be able to volunteer.

Learn more about participating in clinical trials.

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