“When I was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, I wanted to do everything possible to fight the disease, not give in to it. I talked with my doctor about possible treatments. He helped me find a clinical trial that was right for me. Now I get to talk with Alzheimer’s experts. Plus, I know I’m doing something that might help my children and grandchildren avoid the disease.”
This is an exciting time for Alzheimer’s and dementia research. Advances are being made because thousands of people have participated in clinical trials and studies to learn more about the disease and test treatments.
You can help. Check out Participating in Alzheimer’s Research: For Yourself and Future Generations to learn about:
- Types of clinical research
- Common questions about participating in research
- Why placebos are important
Why studies need all kinds of people