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GeneMatch: Connecting Alzheimer's Prevention Studies With Eligible Volunteers

You can join GeneMatch if you:

  • Are 55 to 75 years old
  • Live in the United States 
  • Do not have a diagnosis of cognitive impairment, such as mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, or dementia

Registration takes 10 to 15 minutes.

GeneMatch is led by

and is supported by funding from:

  • National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health (1UF1AG046150)
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • GHR Foundation
  • other philanthropic organizations

What is GeneMatch?

GeneMatch is a national program led by the Banner Alzheimer's Institute that:

  • Recruits participants for Alzheimer’s prevention studies.
  • Uses genetic testing (through free cheek swab kits) to match volunteers with research opportunities.
  • Advances Alzheimer’s research by helping scientists find enough qualified participants to launch new studies. 80% of research studies don’t complete enrollment on time, because they can’t recruit enough volunteers. We hope to prevent those delays.

What you need to know:

  • Your information will stay secure and confidential. Only GeneMatch will have access to your encrypted information. Your testing results will not be added to your medical records.
  • You can opt out of GeneMatch at any time. If we find a study opportunity that you qualify for, it’s entirely up to you whether or not you join. You are under no obligation to participate.
  • You will not necessarily learn your test results. Some studies may ask you to learn the results of your genetic testing; others will not.
  • For more information about the GeneMatch Program, check out our FAQs

Registration takes 10 to 15 minutes.

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