If your loved one is at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, let’s explore options together. Those at risk can participate in a clinical research study exploring potential treatment options. During the screening process, they can take an investigational blood test for a biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease to see if they are at risk.
If your loved one is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, dealing with memory loss and other symptoms can be challenging. It can spur a range of emotions for people when they are initially diagnosed, and caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s means that you are experiencing it alongside them. It is natural to feel tired, or worried, or even overwhelmed.
People in the early stages often function independently, which is why some prefer the term “partner” over “caregiver.” Your loved one may still do many of the same activities as they did before. During this stage, it’s important to provide support and companionship as you plan for the future.
As a loved one, you are a partner, a friend, a health consultant, an advocate, and you may be highly involved in the decision-making process when it comes to potential options. If your loved one is at risk or in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, they may be able to take part in a research study exploring ways to get ahead of memory loss.
Share this website with your loved one so they can learn more about these research studies.
Our team is happy to answer questions from you or your loved one. Encourage your loved one to contact our nurses to ask any questions they may have and see if they may qualify to participate in a study.
Encourage your loved one to speak with their doctor about clinical research study participation. You can download a discussion guide to help foster the conversation between your loved one and their physician.
See how you’re staring at this image? When we stare, shout, walk, or remember, it’s the result of signals passing through the 100 billion nerve cells in our brain called neurons.
Electrical charges help these neurons talk to each other. These charges can generate enough electricity to power a low-wattage bulb!1 The combination of these electrical and chemical signals is responsible for the actions mentioned above.
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