A shortage of volunteers currently exists today. Volunteering to participate in research is of vital importance. We cannot find a prevention or cure without the generous contributions one can make by enrolling in research studies.
“Today, 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer•s disease. By 2050, up to 16 million will have the disease. In 2012, the direct costs of caring for those with Alzheimer’s to American society will total an estimated $200 billion. Unless something is done, the costs of Alzheimer’s in 2050 are estimated to $1.1 trillion (in today’s dollars).” *
You can start to make a difference right now by enrolling in the Prevention Registry! The Registry was created by researchers from Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI), who lead the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative (API). The Registry is an inclusive program that will support enrollment into a variety of Alzheimer’s prevention studies that are being planned by leading institutions and research groups, including those from the API. Anyone 18 or older, no matter where they live, can join the Registry.
* Alzheimer’s Association. 2012 Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures. Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. March 2012; 8:131-168.