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December 16, 2020

Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry wraps up 2020 and looks to 2021 for new study opportunities

By Alzheimer's Prevention Bulletin

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As 2020 comes to a close, the team at the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry would like to thank you for your continued engagement with Alzheimer’s prevention research.  It has been a difficult year in many ways yet our commitment to end Alzheimer’s disease has never been stronger.

In 2020 we welcomed 5,598 new registry members, added 17 new studies and are now 352,545 members strong. Take a look at a couple highlights from this year.

  • In May 2020, we published a paper in the Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease describing the design, results and key lessons learned so far from the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry. Our findings showed that the Registry could recruit and engage a large number of people to assist researchers in meeting their recruitment goals. That includes you! We hope you’ll take a few minutes to read the article.
  • In September of this year, the Registry received a supplement to one of our National Institutes of Health grants with our collaborators at the University of Delaware. This additional funding will help us examine whether the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how people perceive Alzheimer’s as a health risk and their current attitudes toward participating in research.
  • Record numbers of members read this year’s monthly Alzheimer’s Prevention Bulletin articles about research findings and the latest scientific discoveries. Here are the top three most read articles from 2020:

“Next year looks to be a busy and exciting one,” said Jessica Langbaum, PhD, Co-Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative. “We anticipate partnering with several new studies in 2021 to offer you even more opportunities to participate in research. We’ll also be exploring ways to improve your experience with the Registry and study opportunities.”

We are looking forward to new research and discoveries in 2021. And you are a key to our success! Your willingness to spread the word and participate in research will bring us closer to a world free from Alzheimer’s disease.  As always, thank you for your ongoing support of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry and your contributions to our work.

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