Have You Registered Yet for the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry?

Have You Registered Yet for the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry?

Alzheimer's Prevention RegistryLast week I was invited to participate in a webinar that was hosted by the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) to learn more about the “Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry”. (API)

The Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry is a partnership of twelve leading health organizations who have come together to end Alzheimer’s disease. As part of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative, also championed by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry is an international collaborative that was formed to launch a new era of Alzheimer’s prevention research.

The Registry is focused on evaluating the most promising therapies in cognitively normal people who, based on their age and genetic background, are at the highest imminent risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease symptoms.

We are at a critical moment in Alzheimer’s disease research with one in nine Americans age 65 and older lives with Alzheimer’s disease. If current trends continue, 16 million Americans will suffer from the disease by 2050.

Obviously any research endeavor is limited by the ability to enlist support from people willing to take part in the study process. The Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry strives to overcome this hurdle by engaging people 18 and older of all races and ethnicities who are committed to ending Alzheimer’s, whether or not they have a family history of the disease.

Over 44,000 people have joined the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry and I encourage you to join too!  We must accelerate Alzheimer’s prevention research NOW! But 80% of studies fail because too few people sign up. Will you help change that? You can join here or visit their website for more information at www.endalznow.org

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute provided an incentive for the writing of this post.