This is an exciting time for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias clinical research. Thanks to advances in our understanding of this brain disorder and powerful new tools for “seeing” and diagnosing it in people, scientists are making great strides in identifying potential new ways to help diagnose, treat, and even prevent Alzheimer’s. These advances are possible because thousands of people have participated in Alzheimer’s clinical trials and other studies to learn more about the disease and test treatments. We know what we know because of them.
When you choose to participate in research, you become a partner in scientific discovery. Your contribution can help future generations lead healthier lives. Major medical breakthroughs could not happen without the generosity of clinical trial participants—young and old.
You can make a difference by participating in research.
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For More Information About Participating in Alzheimer's Research
NIA Alzheimer’s and related Dementias Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
The National Institute on Aging’s ADEAR Center offers information and free print publications about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias for families, caregivers, and health professionals. ADEAR Center staff answer telephone, email, and written requests and make referrals to local and national resources.
Explore the Alzheimers.gov portal for information and resources on Alzheimer’s and related dementias from across the federal government.
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May 23, 2017