Are you at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease? You can now take part in clinical trials to help researchers find a cure.
Research has joined the digital age, and is looking for you as a participant.
The Alzheimer’s Prevention Trials Webstudy is the first of its kind. It’s an initiative funded by a $24.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and supported by the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation.
San Diego’s Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute, Harvard Medical School and the Cleveland Clinic are all collaborating on it and they need your help. This group is inviting people 50 years of age and older to sign up for screening, in an effort to find tens of thousands of participants.
What’s it all about? The program is being run to identify patients who have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s, in order to see how early intervention can help people out. Those involved in the study will get the chance to take part in experimental therapies and treatment.
These are designed to slow down any development of dementia, including testing new Alzheimer’s drugs for effectiveness.
If you sign up, it’s simple. You’ll be asked to fill out a short questionnaire to assess your cognitive abilities.
You will be asked to take this test online about once every three months, and researchers will use it to identify any signs of decline.
What if you feel uncomfortable about participating? You are free to withdraw from the trial and delete the information gathered at any time.
For more information on the webstudy, click here and be part of something big.