Although Alzheimer disease was first discovered by Alois Alzheimer in 1903, nearly all of what we know about the disease has been discovered in just the last 30 years. At the heart of that knowledge-and all of the gains in diagnosis, care, and treatment that have resulted-are due in large part to research volunteers who donate their time and share their experience to advance research. Truly, scientists and investigators could not do it without the support of research volunteers.
What types of research can I participate in?
Alzheimer disease research takes many forms, and we believe there is a way to get involved that is right for you. Some of our research participants visit us each year to answer questions about their memory and thinking. We then follow them over time to compare how their memory and thinking changes (or doesn’t change) over time, and how that compares to changes in their bodies. Other volunteers participate in clinical drug trials, sleep studies, pencil and paper tests, driving tests, and more.
Research at the Knight ADRC
Do I qualify to become a research participant?
Researchers with the Knight ADRC are committed to making research participation possible—and beneficial–for everyone in our community. That is why it is so important to include people of all ages, race and ethnicities, education levels, gender and gender identities, with and without family histories of Alzheimer disease, and people with and without memory and thinking changes.
If you would like to learn more about research opportunities at the Knight ADRC, please complete the secure online inquiry form linked below. Once received, a member of our team will contact you to learn more about your interests, background, and goals for getting involved. We will take time to listen to your concerns and answer all your questions as thoroughly as possible. We welcome the opportunity to connect with you.
A Memory and Aging Project (MAP) team member can provide you with information about research opportunities along with answering any questions you may have. Use our online inquiry form or give us a call!
Call MAP at (314) 286-2683 for further information.