NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH: A FOCUS ON DEMENTIA

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institute of Health under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The NIA’s purpose is to lead a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of our life. NIA is the primary Federal agency supporting and conducting research on Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementia conditions.

Statistics from the Alzheimers’ Association show an upward trend in the projected number of Americans that will be diagnosed cases in the coming years. (http://www.alzheimers.net/resources/alzheimers-statistics/) While some studies are showing promise that an effective treatment will be found, other studies are shedding light on just how complex the problem can be. One thing is certain, more work is necessary to tackle this large and devastating problem.

Per the request of NIA, the following information is being re-printed here to provide our clients and their loved ones with information on how to access this research and find out eligibility for clinical trials that may be available. The NIA website also has a wealth of information regarding the latest treatments with promise of halting the progression of, or possibly even reversing, the symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

From NIA:

Are you interested in volunteering for Alzheimer’s and related dementias research? Search for clinical trials and studies near you with NIA’s clinical trials tool.

Below are the newest listings. Click on the trial name for details, including contact information.

Brain Imaging
Communicating Amyloid Neuroimaging (REVEAL-SCAN) (multiple sites)

Drugs
Pimavanserin for Agitation and Aggression in Alzheimer’s Disease (multiple sites)

Mild Cognitive Impairment
Behavioral Interventions for Mild Cognitive Impairment (La Jolla, CA)
Vision-based Speed of Processing Training for Mild Cognitive Impairment (Rochester, NY)

Registries
Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry (nationwide)—get information and updates about participating in future Alzheimer’s prevention trials.

GeneMatch (nationwide)—enroll to get matched to Alzheimer’s genetics studies.
Brain Health Registry (nationwide)—sign up for an online study of brain health and learn about possible research-study opportunities.

Get more information about these and other Alzheimer’s clinical trials. Or, call the ADEAR Center at 1-800-438-4380 (toll-free) or email adear@nia.nih.gov.

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