Roper St. Francis Invites Public To Join In First-Of-Its-Kind Alzheimer’s Study

Roper St. Francis’s Research and Innovation Center was selected to take part in a national study that uses quarterly online memory testing to identify people at risk for Alzheimer’s Disease.

The Alzheimer Prevention Trials (APT) Webstudy is on a mission to increase the enrollment of research participants by enlisting more than 50,000 healthy volunteers 50 years of age and over who have not been diagnosed with a memory disorder and are interested in participating in clinical trials. If a change in memory function is detected, volunteers are alerted and matched with local clinical trials.

Funded by the National Institutes of Health and led by internationally renowned researchers from the Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic, The APT Webstudy is easy to join.

Simply create an account on the secure website at Participants will answer questions designed to determine their overall risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and be asked to take a free memory and thinking assessment once every three months. Not only will participants have the opportunity to have their brain health assessed over time, they’re also a vital part in helping advance Alzheimer’s research.

For more information about the APT Webstudy, contact 843.724.2302.

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