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Introduction


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Over the last 15 years, scientists have made enormous strides in understanding how Alzheimer's disease affects the brain. Currently, the drugs available for the treatment of Alzheimer's only temporarily improve the symptoms of the disease; they do not stop the damage to brain cells that causes Alzheimer's to progress.  But scientists believe that in the near future, therapies and treatments that slow or stop the progression of the disease will be available.

Clinical trials are research studies employing people as subjects, conducted in order to determine how safe and effective potential treatments are. Clinical trials are an important step in the discovery of new ways to detect, slow, treat and hopefully someday prevent Alzheimer's disease. Right now, more than 100 research studies pertaining to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are underway and recruiting volunteers


Alzheimer's Association TrialMatchTM

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Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatchTM is a first-of-its-kind, free, confidential interactive tool that provides comprehensive clinical trial information and an individualized trial matching service for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. This powerful new tool is also available to caregivers, physicians, researchers and people interested in becoming “healthy volunteers.”  Launched in 2010, this tool is availble here or by calling 1.800.272.3900.

 

 TrialMatch Fact Sheet What are Clinical Trials?
 Clinical Trials Fact Sheet View a brief video and learn more.
 Go to the TrialMatch website
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Local Clinical Trials

As the chapter learns about local clinical studies, we will post them here.

 

 


 

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