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Information about Referring a Patient

You can refer a patient to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center/Memory and Aging Center to see if they meet criteria for a research study or clinical trial.

Types of Potential Participants for Research Studies and Clinical Trials:

Healthy people with no cognitive loss, who are willing to be followed over time.
People concerned about their memory, have a clinical diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or have a family history of memory loss or dementia.
People with a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease who are interested in clinical trials that can advance new medications and treatments.
Depending on the study, participants may receive medical or neurological examinations, memory testing, behavior assessment, brain imaging, or other treatments at no cost.

Types of Research Studies:

Clinical Trials are research studies that test promising new treatments. Participants are randomized to receive the treatment or new medication or a placebo (control), according to scientific methods.
Observational Studies examine risk factors associated with an increased or decreased risk that a person may develop dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Unlike clinical trials, researchers observe and do not “intervene” by giving a treatment. These studies follow people over time.

How to Make a Referral:

1) Send a fax to (323) 442-7601
2) Call the Research Center directly at (323) 442-7600
3) Refer online – click here

Online Referral Form