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December 22, 2021

Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry wraps up 2021 and looks to 2022 for new study opportunities

By Alzheimer's Prevention Bulletin

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As 2021 comes to a close, the team at the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry would like to thank you for your continued support of our goal of connecting people to Alzheimer’s-focused research studies.  It has been a difficult year in many ways yet our commitment to end Alzheimer’s disease has never been stronger.

In 2021 we welcomed 11,892 new members to the Registry, added 14 new studies and are now 364,683 members strong. Take a look at a couple highlights from this year.

  • In August, we received a new grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging. This five-year project will allow us to add several new features to the Registry to improve your experience with our program and connecting you to research studies that interest you.
  • Thanks to another grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, we were able to expand the eligibility criterion for our GeneMatch program, opening it up to adults ages 50-90 who live in the United States and who do not have a diagnosis of cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. If you or someone you know is in this age range and NOT already enrolled in our GeneMatch program, please visit endalznow.org/genematch to learn more and enroll.
  • 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 2021:

 “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 2022 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 2022. 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.