Actively Recruiting Studies and Clinical Trials

iStock_000003248392Medium-636x421Our Center supports a wide variety of Alzheimer’s disease-related research. If you are interested in participating in one of our studies, please call 617-414-1077 or email joinADC@bu.edu for more information.

Although there may not be a study for you right now, there may be a study for you in the future.  Please still give us a call so we can keep you up to date on future studies.

Detection and Diagnosis

Health Outreach Program for the Elderly (HOPE)

The HOPE study is the BU ADC main registry of participants. People who join HOPE attend a yearly visit in which their memory and thinking abilities are evaluated. They also participate in other BU ADC affiliated studies.

Eligibility: Healthy adults, MCI, AD

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Clinical Trials

The A4 Study

This clinical trial is examining the effects of Solanezumab in patients with memory complaints, but who have not been diagnosed with MCI or AD.

Eligibility: Pre-clinical memory complaints

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Amylin, Amyloid-beta Peptide, and Alzheimer’s disease

The goal of this study is to develop a blood test that can be used to diagnose and possibly treat patients with MCI or dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease.

Eligibility: Healthy Adults, MCI, AD

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Improving Thinking and Memory

Memory in Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment

This research study seeks to understand why patients with Alzheimer’s disease frequently remember things that did not happen.

Eligibility: Healthy Adults, MCI, AD

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Subjective Complaints

This study is examining the role that subjective memory complaints play in evaluating the risk of future cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s disease. Subjects will be asked to complete various cognitive tests during the 2 hour study visit.

Eligibility: Between ages 45-85 may be eligible and are healthy older adults

Caregiving

Advanced Care Planning

The purpose of this study is to better understand caregivers’ knowledge, thoughts, and actions regarding health care planning for individuals who have memory problems and dementia.

Eligibility: Caregiver or informant for a person who has memory problems or dementia

Other Studies

Aerobic Exercise, Neurotrophins, and fMRI

This study is investigating the effects of exercise and cardiovascular fitness on cognitive processes, brain function, and levels of certain proteins in the blood.

Eligibility: Are between 18-35 or 55-85 years old and are a healthy, sedentary adult

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The Light Study

This study is looking at detect changes in the brain associated with aging and cognitive impairment using near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS).

Eligibility: Are between ages 65-85 years old and are healthy adults, MCI, AD

Alzheimer’s Association National Chapter
Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter
National Institute on Aging’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center
Boston Medical Center Memory Disorder’s Clinic
AlzForum
Clinical Trials.gov
Alzheimers.net