Last Updated: May 9, 2018
What if we could partner leading researchers and scientists with people who are also invested in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease? An Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry hosted by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute does just that. Nearly 80% of Alzheimer’s studies are delayed because there are too few participants. The Banner Alzheimer’s Institute aims to change that by identifying new studies and then connecting qualified members of the registry to those studies.
Learn more about why researchers are focusing on Alzheimer’s prevention and how the registry aims to help find a cure and stop the Alzheimer’s epidemic once and for all.
A Focus on Alzheimer’s Prevention
The Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry focuses on supporting studies that are researching Alzheimer’s prevention rather than treatment.
These studies are exploring ways to stop Alzheimer’s before the disease starts, rather than mitigate its symptoms after onset.
Prevention studies allow researchers to understand the early changes in the brain from Alzheimer’s, how the disease progresses and how we can stop the epidemic in its tracks.
To accomplish these studies, researchers need participants from all backgrounds – and that’s where the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry comes in. Nearly 80% of Alzheimer’s studies are postponed due to a lack of participants. The registry collects essential data about potential participants and matches qualified participants with the studies, helping more studies be conducted in a more timely manner.
How to Join the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry
By 2050, the number of people over the age of 65 with Alzheimer’s is estimated to triple to 13.8 million. The disease is currently the 6th leading cause of death and the only one that cannot be prevented or slowed. These fact may be scary, but they can also be changed.
The Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry hopes that by making a participant pool more readily available, researchers will have the data they need to find a cure, stop the epidemic and change the future.
When you sign up for the registry, you will be matched with study opportunities that you may qualify to participate in. To meet the needs of a wide range of studies, there needs to be a large pool of participants. While not everyone can participate in every study, some studies do call for wide-range participation, especially in online studies.
Even if a registry member chooses not to join a study, all members are encouraged to spread the word about the registry and share facts about Alzheimer’s prevention to loved ones.
Are you interested in joining the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry, or are you a part of it already? We’d like to hear your thoughts about the registry in the comments below.
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