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Volunteers Needed for Studies to Advance Dementia Research

Interested in volunteering for research on Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias, and cognitive health? Learn about new and featured studies below or search for clinical trials and studies near you with the Alzheimers.gov Clinical Trials Finder. New and featured studies Click on the trial name for details and contact information. Caregiving SilverBills: A Financial and Legal Tech ToolContinue reading “Volunteers Needed for Studies to Advance Dementia Research”

New Funding Opportunities from NIA

Recent funding opportunities and notices This alert links to all of the Funding Opportunity Announcements and Notices published by the National Institute on Aging at NIH in the previous month, giving researchers and trainees a heads up about what’s new. Read about the latest NIA Funding Opportunities (published in February 2022) by clicking on theContinue reading “New Funding Opportunities from NIA”

Volunteers needed for studies to advance dementia research

Interested in volunteering for research on Alzheimer’s, related dementias, and cognitive health? Learn about new and featured studies below or search for clinical trials and studies near you with the Alzheimers.gov Clinical Trials Finder. New and featured studies Click on the trial name for details and contact information Caregiving Problem-Solving Training for Dementia Caregivers (Dallas and Edinburg, TX)Continue reading “Volunteers needed for studies to advance dementia research”

Viagra Associated With Reduced Risk of Alzheimer’s; Ritalin and Apathy in Alzheimer’s; and Brainstem Changes May Detect Alzheimer’s Earlier

Check out the latest in aging advances, research, and events from NIA: Viagra associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease — A recent study found that people who took sildenafil, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, were less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Ritalin reduced apathy in NIA-funded Alzheimer’s clinical trial — TheContinue reading “Viagra Associated With Reduced Risk of Alzheimer’s; Ritalin and Apathy in Alzheimer’s; and Brainstem Changes May Detect Alzheimer’s Earlier”

Study Explores Drug Treatments for Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease

A recent clinical trial, funded in part by NIA, explored the impact of two drugs, gantenerumab or solanezumab, on symptoms and Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers among people with a rare type of early-onset dementia caused by genetic mutations. Researchers conducting the study enrolled participants who had inherited these mutations. Some of the participants had mild symptoms ofContinue reading “Study Explores Drug Treatments for Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease”