Studies suggest that our brains may show signs of Alzheimer’s disease years before we notice any changes in our memory or ability to think clearly (Source: Alzheimer’s Association).
Researchers around the world are exploring how to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Similar to many other chronic conditions, for most, the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease is likely related to multiple factors. Some risk factors which have been identified are; age, family history and genetics. Recent studies also suggest that strategies for overall healthy aging may help keep the brain healthy and may even reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other dementias. These measures include eating a healthy diet, staying socially active, avoiding tobacco and excess alcohol, and exercising both the body and mind. (Source: Alzheimer’s Association)
Research studies are also exploring if investigational medications may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Those at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, with normal memory, thinking, mood and behavior, may prequalify for clinical research studies.
Senior Adults Specialty Research is currently enrolling participants in studies for Alzheimer’s prevention. Qualified participants will receive all research related care and study medication at no cost.