Seeking Referral Sources for Agitation in AD Study

We’re currently supporting recruitment for a Phase 3 study of a new treatment for agitation in persons with Alzheimer’s disease. We’re seeking care community partners willing to engage in educational events — and to connect eligible residents to participate in the study at clinical trial sites — in the following cities:
  • Rogers, Arkansas
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Toms River, New Jersey
  • New Hyde Park, New York
  • Suwanee, Georgia
  • San Diego, California
  • Glendale, California 
  • NEW LOCATION! Orlando, Florida
Located in these areas or know of care communities that are? Contact us today to learn more. 

NADSA Highlights: Survey Says

It was a pleasure meeting so many of you at the NADSA 2018 Conference in Baltimore last month. It was inspiring and motivating to hear from so many providers who are interested in connecting their participants and families with Alzheimer’s research! That’s why we’d like to ask for your participation in a brief survey on the types of research Adult Day Services are most interested in. Thanks in advance for your input, as it will help direct the research opportunities we bring to the community.

Harris Poll: Research Matters 

A new survey of 10,000 people across 10 countries reveals 62% are worried they may develop Alzheimer’s. Nearly the same percentage (60%) believe a cure will likely be developed in their lifetime, 91% believe medical research is the answer, and 79% said they’re willing to participate. And here’s where the mission and vision of our work at Recruitment Partners comes in: 75% of these willing participants have no idea how to get involved in medical research. Want us to help boost your recruitment? Reach out today.

“All of Us” Program Focusing on Inclusivity

The National Institutes of Health’s million-patient research program, called All of Us, hinges on community engagement partners to recruit participants — especially those who have historically avoided such large-scale government-run research programs. Recently, program leaders announced a partnership with the Asian Health Coalition to reach Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Another partner, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, just hosted a Spanish-language Facebook Live Q&A for potential participants about reasons to contribute biospecimens and survey information. Stay tuned to our LinkedIn page for more updates like this one.

World Alzheimer Report Highlights Recruitment as Global Issue 

This year’s World Alzheimer Report from Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), The state of the art of dementia research: New frontiers, takes a turn from previous reports in its tone, feel, and featured topic areas. Says Paola Barbarino, CEO, “Overall the report aims to clarify whether our call for increased research expenditure in dementia is still relevant and how much so. And indeed it is: compared with the number of people developing dementia – one every 3 seconds – the amounts devoted to research are tiny. The global ratio of publications on neurodegenerative disorders versus cancer is an astonishing 1:12. At the same time, not enough people are getting into research on dementia.” We’re pleased by the focus on dementia research around the world — particularly in terms of what we do: encouraging greater participation!
What current research studies do you find most intriguing? Send us an email and tell us about it, and we’ll share it in our next newsletter.

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