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Clinical Research: Frequently Asked Questions

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Many people like the idea of participating in clinical research studies but are reluctant to join a trial due to misinformation or past clinical trial history. When you join a study or trial, you may help researchers discover new ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. By expanding the questions below, you can read answers to common questions about clinical trials and research studies and find clinical trials near you.

Search for a Clinical Trial

Search for clinical trials and studies on Alzheimer’s and related dementias, cognitive impairment, brain health, and caregiving.

Need help? Contact NIA by phone at 800-438-4380 or by email.

Why Participate in a Clinical Trial?

Listen to Will’s story about his experiences and motivations for participating in Alzheimer’s and related dementia research as a dementia caregiver.

Find More Resources on Clinical Trials

Learn more about participating in clinical trials and explore the resources on this website and the links below to find more information from federal government agencies.

Clinical Trials and Studies Information From NIA

Read about the benefits and risks of participating in clinical trials and how they work.

Common Questions About Participating in Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Research

Get answers to questions about participating in clinical research studies.

NIH Clinical Research Trials and You

Explore NIH resources about research studies and learn more about joining a clinical trial.

Questions? Contact the ADEAR Center

The Alzheimer’s & related Dementias Education & Referral (ADEAR) Center is a service of the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. Call 800-438-4380 or email to talk with an information specialist.

This content is provided by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIA scientists and other experts review this content to ensure it is accurate and up to date.

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