New Study looking for particpants on Alzheimer’s and Memory Loss

Below is a portion of a letter I received regarding research being done by the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study, and I wanted to share the information with my readers.  Studies like this one are very important to all of us in trying to find a cure for Alzheimer’s.

I wanted to get in touch with you today to let you know about an Alzheimer’s Disease research study and invite you to share this information with Alzheimer’s Speaks Blog readers.

 With your mother’s diagnosis, you certainly know how devastating the effects of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can be. An estimated 5.3 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s, and every 70 seconds another person develops this disease! I am contacting you today on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS)  to raise awareness about AD and to encourage otherwise healthy adults with early complaints of memory problems to participate in the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative Grand Opportunity (ADNI GO). ADNI GO will build on the unprecedented momentum and success of the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), a landmark study to find more sensitive and accurate methods to detect AD at earlier stages and track its progress through biomarkers.

 By being able to recognize changes in the brain, scientists hope to treat memory loss and other symptoms of AD before they appear, 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.”

 Dr. Maya Angelou – the eminent poet, author, educator, historian and professor at Wake – is working with researchers to ask you and your loved ones to be part of the ADNI GO study that may help bring us one step closer to finding a cure. Click here to hear from Dr. Maya Angelou. Forest University

 If you, a friend, or a family member is experiencing early signs of memory loss, you may be eligible to participate in this groundbreaking ADNI GO study. Please visit or call the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral at 1-800-438-4380 for more information on study sites in your area. I invite you to share this information with your blog readers to help shed light on this devastating disease, and encourage participation in ADNI GO. Center 



I thank Diana for sending me this information and encourage you all to submit information when you run across it!

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