For the first time in history, we can begin to see an end to Alzheimer's. But we need your help to get us there.
Scientists have made tremendous progress in the fight against the disease in just the past decade, and new studies launch every month. But researchers can't do the work alone: they need people like you to take part in their research.
Right now, 80% of studies are delayed because too few people sign up to participate. The Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry, led by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, is changing this situation by connecting researchers with people willing to help advance their work.
First, we work with scientists to identify studies that need participants. Then, we look for Registry members who might be eligible and email them their new study opportunities.
The Registry is dedicated to creating a future without Alzheimer's. Registry Director and researcher Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D, watched her own grandfather struggle with the disease. In the video below, she explains how this motivates her work:
We've already helped several important studies get started. But with new ones launching all the time, that's just the beginning. Learn more about how the Registry works and why your help is so important.
Scientists need people from all backgrounds to become involved in research. Prevention studies rely on healthy people without signs or symptoms of dementia to step up and join.
Not everyone will be eligible for every study: each one has its own inclusion criteria, and sometimes only a small percentage of people will meet them. This is why it's so important for us to build a large, broad and diverse community.
But even if you can't participate in a particular study, you can help spread the word. You can be an ambassador for the Registry and for Alzheimer’s prevention.
We don't have a cure today. But we're full of hope for tomorrow.
Scientists won't end Alzheimer's tomorrow. But we can help them get closer today.