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Alzheimer's Research

At the RSF Research & Innovation Center, we are dedicated to ongoing Alzheimer's disease research. Our program studies a variety of treatments for Alzheimer's including those for prevention, current memory impairment, and disease related behaviors. Our team is comprised of clinical research physicians, research administrators, nurses, study coordinators, patient recruitment coordinators and research compliance coordinators.

We understand Alzheimer's and the hardships it brings to patients, their loved ones and caregivers. We value our research volunteers, and they truly do become a part of our research family. There is hope in knowing that research participation can help change the course of the disease - if not for our Alzheimer' volunteers directly, then for future generations.

What are the benefits to volunteering for Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Research?

This is an exciting time for Alzheimer's disease clinical research. The advances in our understanding of the disease are helping scientists make great strides in identifying potential new interventions to help diagnose, slow, treat and someday prevent the disease entirely.

Our team provides support and training in how to manage disease related behaviors, both for the participant and their caregiver. Participants in a research study have access to treatments that are being investigated for such things as slowing memory loss, easing behavior concerns, monitoring changes in the brain and more.

Volunteers are needed!

Alzheimer's research can move forward only if people are willing to volunteer for clinical trials and studies. Before any drug or therapy can be used in clinical practice, it must be rigorously tested to find out whether it is safe and effective in humans.

Volunteers of all genders and races, age 50 and over are currently needed for study participation. This includes individuals already suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or cognitive impairment, as well as those without any diagnosed memory disorder or impairment, but identified as having an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

What should you expect in a research study?

Each research participant is monitored very closely throughout the study. The scheduled visits vary depending on the specific study. Our center will also coordinate care with the participant’s primary care physician and can provide information collected during the research visits that are relevant to clinical care, such as lab work and MRI's.

The first step to see if you qualify for a research study is to complete a phone screen and clinical assessment, if appropriate. Participation in a clinical assessment and research study is at no cost to you.

If you are an individual with no current cognitive impairment or complaints, and interested in prevention trials participation, in most cases just a phone screen is needed to evaluate for possible study eligibility.

We offer Free Memory Assessments to evaluate memory concerns and determine eligibility for current research opportunities.

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