Join Alzheimer’s research to help scientists
More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, a devastating disease that not only affects those who are diagnosed, but also their families.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, nearly half of the people taking care of an older adult are caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.
Unfortunately, the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s is growing very fast and it is estimated that by 2050 it will reach nearly 13 million.
However, there are things that we can do to help.
To help advance Alzheimer’s research, participate in the no-cost, confidential Alzheimer Prevention Trials (APT) Webstudy, led by top scientists.
Monitor your memory and help Alzheimer’s research
When it comes to memory loss, it’s important to be proactive rather than reactive.
Plus, those with a parent or sibling with Alzheimer’s may be more likely to develop the condition, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. If that’s the case, you may be interested in understanding and monitoring your brain health.
By joining the APT Webstudy, you can take charge of your brain health and contribute to important scientific research.
The APT Webstudy is being conducted by the University of Southern California’s Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute (USC ATRI) and is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
Its goal is to accelerate enrollment for Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials by identifying and tracking individuals who may be at higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s.
The Webstudy doesn’t require participants to take medication. It’s called an “observational” study, meaning that it looks at (observes) how measures of memory function change over time.
In the APT Webstudy, you’ll get:
- Access to secure, personalized, web-based tools to assess and track your brain performance.
- If appropriate, the opportunity to participate in comprehensive evaluations at one of our nationwide clinical sites.
- If appropriate, the opportunity to participate in Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials.
Participating in the APT Webstudy is quick and easy
The APT Webstudy is open to anyone over age 50 and is available in both English and Spanish. To participate, all you need is internet access.
Every 3 months, you’ll evaluate your memory through no-cost, confidential memory tests taken online.
To start, visit www.APTWebstudy.org and create an account.
You’ll be asked to consent by clicking a button and providing basic demographic information. All your information will be kept confidential and anonymous.
Then you’ll begin your memory tests, which only take an average of 20 minutes.
After you have completed the tests, you’ll get your memory scores and an explanation of the meaning of each on a personalized dashboard that you can review yourself or share with your own doctor.
Monitor changes in your memory over time
Every three months, you will get an email reminder to take the memory tests again.
By repeating these tests, the team of world-renowned Alzheimer’s researchers conducting the study is able to monitor any changes in your memory over time.
When appropriate, the study team will match eligible participants to further have medical tests and possibly be matched with optional in-person Alzheimer’s research studies in their local area.
Accelerate Alzheimer’s disease research
To help researchers better understand memory and the brain and to monitor your own memory, sign up today for the APT Webstudy at www.APTWebstudy.org – and encourage friends and family to join too!
Your participation in this study may give researchers insights on how to prevent or cure Alzheimer’s disease.
About the APT Webstudy: The Alzheimer Prevention Trials (APT) Webstudy is designed to identify people who may have an increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, using the latest technology to monitor their cognitive performance through regular online memory testing. Because the APT Webstudy is an online study, volunteers can participate at their convenience, anywhere they have access to the internet. The APT Webstudy is being conducted by the University of Southern California’s Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute (USC ATRI) and is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).