I spoke this week to a representative of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative. I’ve mentioned them before. They are one of many organizations waging battle against Alzheimer’s, with an emphasis on research. The Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry is focused on building up a database of willing participants for clinical trials they hope to begin in 2014.They hope to grow their database to 250,000 participants.
Why such a large number? As I learned the other day, it can be so difficult to fill a trial with people when such specific criteria is required. The bigger the pool of participants to choose from, the better chance these trials have of being filled with the best matches and seeing completion.
It is simple to sign up online. You are under no obligation whatsoever to participate in any trials or any of the organization’s activities. You will not be bombarded by emails, but you can receive updates on how current research is going in the area of prevention and treating Alzheimer’s. If you are willing to share your personal story, there is an option for that, which is why I was sharing my story with the representative the other day.
I often felt that I did not do enough while Dad was alive to combat the Alzheimer’s that was robbing him of so much. But now that he is gone, I am trying to make amends by becoming involved in various causes to help promote research and treatment for Alzheimer’s. One thing I did recently was join the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry. If you have a loved one who has been impacted by Alzheimer’s, it’s worth taking a few minutes to join the registry.
Dear Friends and Family,
Today I did something that may help save the lives of millions of people around the world. I took one minute of my time and joined the national Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry, which is working to end Alzheimer’s disease before we lose another generation.
We can meet this challenge – but only with volunteers like me and you.
I encourage you to join the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry today! It’s a community of people interested in learning about the latest research to prevent this devastating disease and opportunities to help make an impact. The Registry will be used to inform people about opportunities to participate in prevention studies and treatment trials now and in the future. Every person who joins will help accelerate Alzheimer’s research and improve our chances of ending the disease once and for all.
Visit Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative to join the Registry and make your mark in the fight against Alzheimer’s!
Every little step we take brings awareness. Knowledge is power.