The Rhode Island Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Registry

Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center

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Want to learn more? Join the Rhode Island Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Registry.

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While researchers continue to make great strides in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), 80% of studies tend to be delayed because too few people enroll in the ongoing programs, according to the Alzheimer's Prevention Registry.

That’s why, in 2012, with the support of an infrastructure grants under the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study, the Rhode Island Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Registry was established. The registry aims to recruit people in the community with normal cognitive and daily living function who are interested in participating in AD prevention research. 

However, despite progress, more than 20,000 people in Rhode Island, 5 million people in the U.S. and 35 million people worldwide continue to suffer from the disease. The side effects of the degenerative illness go well beyond the physical, oftentimes taking an enormous emotional and financial toll of patients and their families’. 

Become Involved

One of the biggest roadblocks to developing effective prevention strategies for AD is identifying volunteers to participate in current and planned studies.

By joining the Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Registry, members will be alerted to new research opportunities for which they may qualify, timely educational news and information, and the latest in brain health studies.

To qualify volunteers must speak English, be at least 50 years of age, and be willing to take brief memory tests to determine eligibility. People with currently normal memory as well as those with mild memory loss are encouraged to participate. Those who already have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia are excluded.

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Volunteers are encouraged to sign up to be on the Prevent AD mailing list and/or e-mail list so they can receive updates and information about important research programs in Rhode Island that are currently recruiting volunteers. 

Currently, there are a variety of ongoing studies happening as well as numerous studies planned for the future. Participants should be aware that certain studies involve minimal interaction—only requiring single visits spread out over time, while other studies will require treatment with medications and/or behavioral programs. By volunteering for clinical research, you are contributing to an effort that could potentially improve the lives of millions of people.

More Information

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in our research studies, or to sign up to receive information about Alzheimer’s prevention trials now or in the future, please contact us at 401-606-4399 or email memory@lifespan.org. Together we can make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease!

Support Alzheimer's Disease Research

Donations to the center are gladly accepted. To support our research, call our development office at 401-444-6500