Participating in Alzheimer’s Research
Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. Eventually, affected people can’t perform even simple tasks. There’s no cure, but researchers are now testing new ways to diagnose, treat, or even prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
You can make a difference by volunteering to participate in clinical studies. When you participate in clinical research, you become a partner in scientific discovery.
Participating in Alzheimer’s Research: For Yourself and Future Generations is a new 20-page booklet from NIH. It can help you decide if participating in clinical research is right for you, a friend, or a family member.
At least 70,000 volunteers are now needed for more than 150 Alzheimer’s and related clinical studies in the U.S. All kinds of people, including healthy older adults, can join in this research. Volunteering may also help future generations lead healthier lives.
Read, download, or order free copies of Participating in Alzheimer’s Research by visiting www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/participating-alzheimers-research/introduction or calling NIH’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center at 1-800-438-4380.
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