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Alzheimer’s Disease: Joining a Clinical Trial

What clinical trials are available for those with Alzheimer's?


Though there is no cure for Alzheimer's, there are treatments and actions you can take to better manage life with the disease. At each stage of the disease, there are medical and care-related options that need to be considered, as well as safety issues.

Before any new medicine can be used to treat patients, it must be thoroughly tested to make sure it is safe and effective. Doctors who specialize in research conduct clinical trials to evaluate new medicines as well as other treatments, like exercise, diet, and even education programs to better treat — and perhaps one day prevent — Alzheimer's disease.

Thousands of people with Alzheimer's — as well as people who do not have the disease — are needed in clinical trials. Many study volunteers say this is one way they can directly be part of the fight against Alzheimer's.

For more information about participating in research:

 

Adapted from Alzheimers.gov, a website developed by the Department of Health and Human Services and the NIH/National Institute on Aging Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center.

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