The consortium members are Arizona State University, Banner Alzheimer's Institute, Barrow Neurological Institute, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Sun Health Research Institute, Translational Genomics Research Institute and the University of Arizona.
Who can sign up?
Participants must be 50 or older, speak English, with or without memory or thinking disorders.
How do people join?
Individuals fill out a brief survey indicating their interest in types of studies. Qualified applicants receive another questionnaire that asks for detailed information on family and medical history and their abilities related to memory, thinking and daily functioning.
To fill out a survey, call (602) 239-6500 or e-mail your name, address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, go to www.registry.azalz.org.
How does the registry work?
A member of the registry team contacts participants who meet qualifications. Participation is voluntary.
What types of research studies does the Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium conduct?
The consortium conducts clinical studies that may or may not involve treatment. Some monitor thinking and memory and sometimes involve brain imaging. Others test medications or vaccines aimed at preventing Alzheimer's or slowing its progression.