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?
Research affiliated with the Knight ADRC is looking for many different types of volunteers: different ages, different races and ethnicities, people with and without a family history of Alzheimer disease and people both with and without memory and thinking changes.
If you think 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 follow up with you to learn more about your interests, background, and your goals for getting involved. We will take time to listen to your concerns and answer all of your questions as thoroughly as possible. We welcome the opportunity to connect with you and answer any questions you may have.
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.