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If you are interested in participating in research, you can find local and regional research studies that are currently recruiting using the Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch® program. You can search online or simply call 1.800.272.3900. Click here to learn more about TrialMatch. Click here for a complete list of local clinical trials (PDF).

The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC®) is the largest and most influential international meeting dedicated to advancing dementia science. The world’s leading basic science and clinical researchers, next generation investigators, clinicians and the care research community share research discoveries that will lead to methods of prevention and treatment, and improvements in diagnosis for Alzheimer’s disease. Click here to view highlights (PDF) of recent studies presented at AAIC18.  

Below are several AAIC18 studies covered by the local media.

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Alzheimer's trial drug shows promise, lifts hopes of local families​ Click here to view news video

Local Clinical Trial: UC Health Neurology
Dr. Lawrence Goldstick 
Description: Several drug studies of Alzheimer's Disease / Dementia / Age Association Memory Impairment. Study drugs include LY3202626, Crenezumab and Solanezumab. Please contact the research coordinator listed below to learn more and discuss your situation.  

Samantha Maldonado, CRC
Clinical Research Coordinator

UC Health Neurology
(affiliated with UC but located in Dayton)
1 Elizabeth Place, Suite 210
Dayton, OH 45417
Phone: 937.535.5012
Fax: 937.853.1504

Local Clinical Trial: Valley Medical Research
Research studies at Valley Medical Research, Meenakski Patel, MD, Principal Investigator
Description: Several drug studies for people with mild to moderate cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's. In addition, one study of agitation and Alzheimer's and another for a brain donation study for those with <6 mos. life expectancy. For more information, please contact the research nurse listed below:
All studies require a caregiver or study partner, all studies have a placebo, all studies compensate for time and travel. Learn more

Cynthia Whittington, RN, MS
Research Nurse
Valley Medical Research
Meenakshi Patel, MD (PI)
6611 Clyo Road, Suite E
Centerville, OH  
937.208.8298 office
937.208.8276 fax

Local Clinical Trial: Neurology Diagnostics Research
Conducting several Alzheimer's disease studies; early to moderate Alzheimer’s/Dementia, frustration/agitation in patients with Alzheimer's, and intermittent sleep-wake rhythm disorders in patients with Alzheimer's.  Currently, enrolling for the following research studies: 

Lilly I7X-MC-LLCF-a research study to evaluate whether an investigation medication can slow the progression of Mild Alzheimer’s Disease in people aged 55 to 85.
Lilly I5T-MC-AACG-a research study involving a combination of two investigational drugs to see if they can slow the symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease in people age 60 to 85.
Eisai E2609-G000-301- a research study involving an investigational drug for early stage Alzheimer’s Disease in people aged 50 to 85.

Neurology Diagnostics Research department provides no cost, no obligation memory assessments, along with a fresh cup of coffee and snacks in the cozy Memory Care Café. In addition, support and information offered to those caring for their loved ones with memory loss.    

Robin McKeen, LPN, CRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
Tel: 937.224.8200 Ext 108
Dr. Joel Vandersluis, MD
Board-Certified Neurologist
Neurology Diagnostics Research and The Memory Care Clinic
240 West Elmwood Dr., Ste 1000
Dayton, OH  45459

Local Clinical Trial: Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders


RAmP Registry for Amyloid Positive Patients: Avid is sponsoring a research registry to identify patients who have a positive PET scan result for amyloid plaque in the brain. The goal is to identify patients who may be eligible for Eli Lilly and Company clinical trials for Alzheimer's Disease. Participants who are potentially eligible will be matched with Clinical Trial Investigators in their geographical area.  
Wendy Thacker, R.N.
Research Coordinator                                                          
Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders (DCND)
Phone: 937.424.3033 
Fax: 937.424.3034

DCND conducts free memory screenings for ages 50-85 in the Dayton area.  For more information, call 937.424.3033 or  

Clinical Trials Research Alliance
A collaborative effort between Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State Research Institute and Premier Health.

Angie Shoen, RN, BSN
Clinical Research Manager
Phone: 937.208.6013
Wright State Physicians Bldg.
725 University Blvd., 2nd Floor
Fairborn, OH  45324-2640
Phone: 937.245.7817 

Search NIH for clinical trials and studies in your area related to Alzheimer's, other dementias, mild cognitive impairment, and caregiving.