Research has expanded our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. To make further progress, research participants are urgently needed! Because the health needs of older people are often different from those of younger people, we often need older adults to participate in our studies. This is not to say that we only need older adults–we need participants of a variety of ages, depending on the study! If you don’t qualify for one study, you may qualify for another current or future study.

Here is a video about why some people choose to participate in Alzheimer’s research:



National Institute on Aging. (2019). Why these four people participate in Alzheimer’s research. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4iVpgwsHWk.

National Institute on Aging (NIA). (2022). Common questions about participating in Alzheimer’s and related dementias research. https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/common-questions-about-participating-alzheimers-and-related-dementias-research#:~:text=There%20are%20many%20reasons%20why,regular%20monitoring%20by%20medical%20professionals