Research and Clinical Trials
The Massachusetts General Hospital is a leading institution in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research. The MGH is the home to the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), which is at the forefront of multidisciplinary dementia research globally.
The ADRC conducts innovative research of translational science that has implications to improve our understandings of the causes of Alzheimer’s disease as well as:
Basic Science • Clinical Trials • Genetics • Neuroimaging • Neuropathology
The goal of the Dementia Care Collaborative (DCC) is to engage in research that will impact the well-being of persons with dementia and their caregivers in the here and now. We participate in National Institutes of Health, foundation and philanthropy-funded initiatives to improve dementia care. These projects include evaluation of innovative clinical care delivery models, identification of gaps in care and development of new initiatives to support persons living with dementia and their caregivers.
Committed to Progress
Prevention, Treatment, Care
and a Cure
While the goal of this research is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, the ADRC is also focused on developing and testing new treatment options to improve care for people who are living with this disease now. The ADRC is a robust resource for caregivers and patients with dementia. They have a full list of current clinical trials and resources to help caregivers navigate the complex world of research participation.
The ADRC welcomes all individuals to join the effort to find effective treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. To find research opportunities at the ARDC and other hospitals and research centers who are working on this important effort, go to: www.madrc.org/contact
Questions To Guide Your Participation
Thank you for exploring the idea of becoming actively involved in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research. The following questions can help you prepare for a discussion with the research team and help you make informed choices.
- Why is this research necessary?
- What is expected if I agree to participate?
- How will I or others benefit from the research?
- Are their risks in participating?
- Is my information protected?
- Will study participation cost me anything?
- What happens if I have an unexpected side effect?
- How long will the study last?
- What happens if I decide to stop participating before the study is over?
- Who can I call when I have questions about the research?