The Rhode Island Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Registry

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Celebrating Clinical Trial Participants: Citizen Scientists

The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation created a first-of-its-kind award to celebrate Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial participants. The Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center is a proud participant in the annual Citizen Scientists award program.

Citizen Scientists are curious or concerned people who collaborate with professional scientists in ways that advance scientific research on topics which they care about, in this case the effective prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Those who participate in Alzheimer’s research are working alongside us to improve the outcome for future generations. The need for research volunteers is great, please consider a new or continuing role as an Alzheimer’s Citizen Scientist.

Become Involved

One of the biggest roadblocks to developing effective prevention strategies for Alzheimer’s Disease 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, receive educational news and information through our newsletter, and have annual memory testing by phone.

To qualify, volunteers must speak English and be at least 50 years of age. People with currently normal memory or those with mild memory loss are encouraged to participate, with eligibility to be determined by an initial memory screening. Those who already have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia are excluded.

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Volunteers receive updates and information about important research programs in Rhode Island that are currently recruiting volunteers. 

Currently, there are a variety of ongoing studies, 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 wants 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

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