Our 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)358-2140 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.
Join Our Registry
In order to participate in some of our research at the BU ADRC, we ask that you join our registry. Your participation in the registry helps us determine your eligibility for currently enrolled studies. Our main registry is our main study, Health Outreach Program for the Elderly (HOPE). Please read the following information carefully. Make sure that you understand it to your complete satisfaction before agreeing to participate.
Why Participate in Research?
A common goal for anyone reading this is the eventual eradication of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The numbers are staggering! There are over 5 million Americans with AD dementia and this number is expected to be over 16 million by 2050. One in eight persons age 65 and older, and 1 in 3 persons age 85, currently has AD dementia. In short, we are in the midst of an AD crisis that is growing in size and scope. The single most important thing that anyone can do to have an impact on this crisis is to volunteer to participate in research.
There likely is a research study for anyone interested in working with us to wipe out AD. Participation in research is not merely a means of moving the science forward; it can also provide important positive benefits to the participant, including a decreased sense of solitude by interacting with a research team who truly understands the disease and its toll on the patient, the caregiver, and family members. And, research participation fulfills that most important need for everyone touched by the disease: a sense of hope. It is shocking how difficult it is for researchers around the country to recruit people to participate in AD-related research. Yes, even in Boston! Even if this little article results in just one person becoming enrolled in our research, it would make a tremendous difference. Please help by participating and spreading the word!
Key: Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
We have several different types of ongoing studies at the ADRC. Studies of former contact sport athletes, military veterans, and survivors of intimate partner violence. Each study has its own goals.