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Breaking Down Barriers to Brain Donation

Collaboration, culture, coordination: Keys to supporting brain donation Nina Silverberg, Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Centers Program, Division of Neuroscience (DN) Many Americans are aware of the life-saving impact of organ donation, but Alzheimer’s and dementia’s emotional toll on families, combined with cultural and religious values, can make conversations about the research value of brain donation difficult.Continue reading “Breaking Down Barriers to Brain Donation”

Is Clinical Research Right for You?

Every disease treatment prescribed today is the result of clinical research. These discoveries are not possible without volunteers. You can help move research forward by joining a trial or study. Check out this infographic to see if participating in clinical research is right for you: Visit the NIA to learn more about participating in clinicalContinue reading “Is Clinical Research Right for You?”

Light Stimulation, Brain Training, and Mobile App Studies Seeking Volunteers

Interested in volunteering for research on Alzheimer’s, related dementias, and cognitive health? Search for clinical trials and studies near you with NIA’s Clinical Trials Finder. New and featured studies Click on the trial name for details, including contact information. Cognitive Stimulation/Training Brain Enhancement Training Toward Elders’ Resilience to Aging (Iowa City, IA, and Dallas, TX)Continue reading “Light Stimulation, Brain Training, and Mobile App Studies Seeking Volunteers”

Studies Testing New Treatments, Interventions for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Now Recruiting

Interested in volunteering for research on Alzheimer’s, related dementias, and cognitive health? Search for clinical trials and studies near you with NIA’s Clinical Trials Finder. New and featured studies Click on the trial name for details, including contact information. Biomarkers and Brain Imaging Biomarker Predictors of Memantine Sensitivity (San Diego, CA) Novel Measures for Alzheimer’sContinue reading “Studies Testing New Treatments, Interventions for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Now Recruiting”

Studies Testing New Treatments, Interventions for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Now Recruiting

Interested in volunteering for research on Alzheimer’s, related dementias, and cognitive health? Search for clinical trials and studies near you with NIA’s Clinical Trials Finder. New and featured studies Click on the trial name for details, including contact information. Biomarkers and Brain Imaging Biomarker Predictors of Memantine Sensitivity (San Diego, CA) Novel Measures for Alzheimer’sContinue reading “Studies Testing New Treatments, Interventions for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Now Recruiting”

New Studies for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

Interested in volunteering for research on Alzheimer’s, related dementias, and cognitive health? Search for clinical trials and studies near you with NIA’s Clinical Trials Finder. New and featured studies Click on the trial name for details, including contact information.   Biomarkers and Brain Imaging Novel Measures for Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Trials (NoMAD) (multiple sites) Drugs and SupplementsContinue reading “New Studies for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias”

Trials Seeking Healthy Volunteers, Caregivers, People With Dementia

Interested in volunteering for research on Alzheimer’s, related dementias, and cognitive health? Search for clinical trials and studies near you with NIA’s clinical trials finder. New and featured studies Click on the trial name for details, including contact information. Biomarkers and Brain Imaging Longitudinal Innate Immunity and Aging Study (LIIA) (Aurora, CO) Novel Measures for Alzheimer’s Disease PreventionContinue reading “Trials Seeking Healthy Volunteers, Caregivers, People With Dementia”

New Alzheimer’s, MCI, PPA studies seeking volunteers

Interested in volunteering for research on Alzheimer’s, related dementias, and cognitive health? Search for clinical trials and studies near you with NIA’s clinical trials finder. New and featured studies Behavior/Symptom Management Training for Optimal Routines in Mild Cognitive Impairment (Pittsburgh, PA) D-CARE: The Dementia Care Study (multiple sites) Cognitive Training/Stimulation Speech Language Therapy for Primary Progressive Aphasia (Chicago, IL) StrategicContinue reading “New Alzheimer’s, MCI, PPA studies seeking volunteers”

Healthy Trial Volunteers – Bob’s Story

While Bob doesn’t have relatives with Alzheimer’s, he has a daughter with Down syndrome, which puts her at increased risk for developing dementia. He is a healthy control volunteer, motivated by his daughter’s condition and his love of science. In this video, he discusses and debunks some concerns that may make potential volunteers hesitant to joinContinue reading “Healthy Trial Volunteers – Bob’s Story”

Now Available: New Booklet on Clinical Trials and Older People

Having older adults enrolled in clinical trials helps researchers get the information they need to develop the right treatments for older people. The new, easy-to-read booklet Clinical Trials and Older Adults explains: What a clinical trial is Reasons why people take part in a clinical trial How to find a clinical trial Benefits and risks of a clinicalContinue reading “Now Available: New Booklet on Clinical Trials and Older People”