5 Minutes to Bring Us 5 Steps Closer to a Cure

Doctors examining x-rays
Doctors examining x-rays

This month during Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month we are focusing especially on clinical trial participation since it is one of the really BIG ways that you can make a difference in this deadly disease.

Many people aren’t quite sure what clinical trials really are – perhaps images of scientists with test tubes come to mind. That can certainly be a part of it, but other clinical studies may be non-invasive (no needle sticks!) and may not require travel or hospital visits – some of them you can even do from home! CLICK HERE to read about one such example of a recent study that involves participants doing an old-fashioned pen and paper test on their own each year.

The great thing about TRIAL MATCH – the organization that the Alzheimer’s Association partners with, is that it is a lot less work for you to find out what you may be eligible for. So instead of having to fill out a separate profile for each research study that interests you, you fill out one profile on Trial Match and they let you know which studies around the country you may be eligible for! Easy peasy! It only takes about 5-10 minutes to complete online, which you can do right here:

http://www.alz.org/research/clinical_trials/find_clinical_trials_trialmatch.asp

So if you have 5 or 10 minutes to help END Alzheimer’s, and who doesn’t?, please know that it really does make a big impact.

 

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