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Ongoing NIA-Funded Clinical Trials for Alzheimer's Disease
Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2015 3:27 PM
Joined: 9/13/2013
Posts: 112

Just an FYI -

There are now more non-drug solution researches funded by the government.

This is the 2013-2014 AD Progress Report by National Institute of Health (NIH) through its subsidiary National Institute of Aging (NIA)

Divided into five tables

TABLE 1. Ongoing Alzheimer's Disease Presymptomatic/Primary Prevention Trials Funded by NIA

TABLE 2. Ongoing Alzheimer’s Disease/MCI Clinical Trials Funded by NIA

TABLE 3. Ongoing Age-Related Cognitive Decline Clinical Trials Funded by NIA

TABLE 4. Ongoing Delirium Prevention and Treatment Clinical Trials Funded by NIA

TABLE 5. Ongoing Alzheimer’s Disease/MCI Neuropsychiatric Symptoms Clinical Trials Funded by NIA

Table 1, 2, 3 and 5 have the non-drug researches. There is a silver lining on Alzheimer’s Disease.

Lane Simonian
Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2015 9:41 PM
Joined: 12/12/2011
Posts: 5001

Yes, a step in the right direction.
Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:36 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17587

I was called for a clinical trial for patients with MCI. But I was not eligible because I don't have a care partner. Researchers don't seem to be aware that 40% of persons with dementia live alone. What about us? I could get someone to accompany me, but they would not know about my history.

Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:55 PM
Joined: 9/13/2013
Posts: 112


The reason why a qualifying rule of having a care partner is required is that the dropout rate for live-alone and no-spouse participants is higher than when a partner is involved.

Research has shown that majority of the volunteers are living alone independently like yourself. It is unfortunate that this happens. We can only hope that this will be addressed.

Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 8:32 AM
Joined: 3/9/2015
Posts: 1

What I find interesting is all the different conditions that contribute to cognitive decline and possible dementia are now being addressed. For instance, one of these Clinical Trials is focusing on hypertension and its known proclivity for inducing cognitive decline.

My mom suffers from hypertension and Afib, another red flag for causing dementia. I finally got my hands on her medical records because of a recent stay in the hospital for flu & pneumonia. It seems to me these should or should have been addressed aggressively and perhaps she would not be in the state she is in.

Posted: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 1:39 PM
Joined: 9/13/2013
Posts: 112

FYI - NIH Research Funding stats

Alzheimer's 2014 Funding is $562M

AD 2014 Funding Breakdown