A recent article by the National Institute on Aging, “APOE ε4 is not associated with increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in American Indians” highlights how much still have much to learn about American Indians and the biomarkers that relate to their genetic risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Georgetown University’s Memory Disorders Program (MDP) is looking for volunteers to help them learn more. The MDP, part of the Department of Neurology at Georgetown University Medical Center, conducts research and provides clinical services. They aim to investigate new treatments designed to prevent and slow Alzheimer’s disease and need our help in ensuring the research is representative and yields treatments that are beneficial for all!
Additionally, the MDP offers patients opportunities to participate in research studies, including prevention trials and investigations of novel treatments. It was founded in 1999 and has a strong history of conducting trials in the Washington, D.C metropolitan region. The clinic is located within the Georgetown University Medical Center and provides clinical services for evaluation, treatment, and follow-up care.
The MDP also develop new tools to improve diagnostic and prognostic accuracy. They are currently looking for volunteers for several National Institutes of Health-funded clinical trials in the D.C area. For more information and to schedule a pre-screening interview, please email James Jaramillo.
The clinic will be also hosting a Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease 101 webinar via Zoom during the second week of August. Please email if interested. Check out their website for a list of all their enrolling studies.