Did you know that November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month?
Alzheimer’s is a disease which affects a staggering number of more than 5 million Americans. By 2050, experts estimate this number will nearly triple and in California, 650,000 seniors over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s disease. That number is expected to rise to 840,000 by 2025.
To better understand the disease, a ground-breaking clinical trial — the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI)— is underway at the University of California, San Diego.
The study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health and the ADNI research team is studying how quickly cognition and function changes in the aging brain. It is specifically focusing on the early detection of Alzheimer’s and tracking how it progresses.
The study is in need of healthy local volunteers who are between the ages of 55 and 90, who have mild memory problems, as well as those who have been diagnosed with mild dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease.
Please contact 1-888-223-6495 if you are interested in becoming a volunteer or to learn more about the ADNI study.