Alzheimer’s Disease Research Study
FutureSearch conducts research studies of investigational medications for people with Alzheimer’s disease, early onset Alzheimer’s disease and severe Alzheimer’s disease. Those who qualify for our Alzheimer’s disease research study must be over the age of 18 and able to provide written, informed consent.
If you or someone you know suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, you may qualify for this study. Please contact FutureSearch today to learn more about current or upcoming Alzheimer’s research studies in Dallas, TX.
What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia — the loss of intellectual and social abilities severe enough to interfere with daily functioning. In Alzheimer’s disease, healthy brain tissue degenerates, causing a steady decline in memory and mental abilities.
Alzheimer’s disease is not a part of normal aging, but the risk of the disorder increases with age. About 5 percent of people between the ages of 65 and 74 have Alzheimer’s disease, while nearly half the people over the age of 85 have Alzheimer’s. Although there’s no cure, treatments may improve the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Those with Alzheimer’s — as well as those who care for them — need support and affection from friends and family to cope.
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Loss of intellectual abilities
- Loss of social abilities
- Decline in memory