Alzheimer???s Association TrialMatch is a free, confidential tool that connects individuals to Alzheimer???s specific clinical trials & information. It is available to people with Alzheimer???s disease and related dementias, but can also benefit & be used by caregivers, physicians, researchers & anyone willing or interested in becoming a healthy volunteer.
Since its launch in 2010, more than 13,000 individuals have been registered, and more than 3,000 have been matched to a clinical trial fitting their preferences. Despite this success, the Alzheimer???s Association still has many clinical trials ready and waiting for willing volunteers. More than 130 Alzheimer???s clinical studies are currently recruiting participants at 545 trial site locations nationwide.
Alzheimer???s is the 6th leading cause of death and the only disease in the top 10 causes of death without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer???s, by 2050 this number could be as high as 16 million, the need for clinical trial volunteers is critical. Without adequate levels of volunteers, research and development of new treatments are slowed or even stopped Recruiting participants for clinical studies is one of the greatest obstacles in the development of a treatment or possible cure for Alzheimer???s.