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Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch® is a free, easy-to-use clinical studies matching service that connects individuals with Alzheimer's, caregivers, healthy volunteers and physicians with current studies. Our continuously updated database of Alzheimer's clinical trials includes more than 225 promising clinical studies being conducted at over 700 trials sites across the country.

The Alzheimer's Association created TrialMatch because recruiting and retaining participants for clinical studies one of the greatest obstacles to developing the next generation of Alzheimer treatments. The immediate need for advances in diagnosis, treatment and prevention has led to an unprecedented call for clinical study participants.

By volunteering for clinical studies, people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers can play a more active role in their own treatment while also contributing to scientific discovery and benefiting future generations.


Below are a list of Alzheimer's Association approved research trials, in or around Iowa, that are registered through the TrialMatch program and have contacted us to post information about their  research trials.  If you are interested in learning more or getting involved in the local research projects contact those associated with the project.  Please note, you will be asked to register into the TrialMatch system and the research can help walk you through that process. 

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 
Audrey Schroer or Erin Robinson

>Family Caregiving in Iowa Communities:  Relationships between community-based providers and family -

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
Denise Kreski

>Care Ecosystem - Navigating Patients and Families Through Stages of Care - The Care Ecosystem is a three-year research study funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to test the effect of dementia care coordination, education, and support services on satisfaction with care, quality of life, and dementia care costs.

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE  
Rita Million, MSN, RN, APHN-BC, COI

>Exploring Knowledge:  Use and Outcomes Related to Resources in Rural Alzheimer's Dementia Family Caregivers in the Midwest -  This research study is to explore the family caregiver role in caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia. If you are at least 19 years of age and provide help with any of the following you may be eligible:

  • Personal needs
  • Household chores
  • Assist with the person’s finances
  • Arrange appointments, services, and/or transportation
  • Visit your family member to check on their well being

This survey/interview will take approximately 60 minutes.

For questions on how to get your research included on TrialMatch, please contact Linda Brown at or 515.218.2677.


Alzheimer's Association

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