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Clinical trials and studies

Thinking about joining a clinical trial or study? By participating in clinical research, you can help scientists develop new medications and other strategies to treat and prevent disease. Read these articles to learn how clinical trials and studies work and find out how to participate.

Looking for clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia? Visit the Clinical Trials Finder.

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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What Are Clinical Trials and Studies?

Interested in clinical research? Learn about the phases of clinical trials, why older and diverse participants are needed, and what to ask before participating.
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