Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study

Two transaxial slices through the head. The ri...Image via WikipediaAre you or a family member experiencing the early signs of memory loss? Would you like to participate in research looking to put an end to Alzheimer's Disease?

The newest thinking in the future of Alzheimer's treatment is to be able to detect changes in the brain in the earliest of stages, long before full-blown Alzheimer's symptoms appear. Reversing these brain changes -- or the behaviors or predisposing physical conditions that cause them -- is thought to be the best way to stop Alzheimer's. But the only way to recognize what these changes are and learn more about who is at risk is through the participation of volunteers.

“We cannot end this terrible disease unless we know more about it,” says Dr. Paul Aisen, M.D., director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS). “That is where the amazing volunteers, their friends and their families can make the difference in our success.”

If you, a friend, or a family member is experiencing early signs of memory loss, you may be eligible to participate in a groundbreaking ADNI GO study. Please visit http://adcs.org/Studies/ImagineADNI.aspx or call the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center at 1-800-438-4380 for more information on study sites in your area.