Local Support – Why LA?
According to a report from the Alzheimer's Association, in 2015 there were 177,000 people aged 55+ living with Alzheimer's in Los Angeles County, and is projected to increase. Los Angeles is a key research center for brain health and Alzheimer's. There are 6 sites currently enrolling in the APECS study throughout Los Angeles County.
Join the Cause
Those who wish to join the research efforts in the fight against Alzheimer's disease can register free at www.la.brainhealthregistry.org.
How Registering with Brain Health Registry Can Help to Support Research
The clinical trial process is a necessary step to researching and developing potential new treatments for Alzheimer's and any other disease. A critical part of the drug discovery process is recruiting volunteers for clinical trials. This process can sometimes take years. With more than 45,000 volunteers enrolled nationwide, the purpose of the Brain Health Registry is to build a large pool of volunteers who complete questionnaires and take cognitive tests online. Data collected from these volunteers helps scientists track brain function over time, thus enabling them to identify potential candidates for specific clinical trials and research studies.
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