Although it may seem like progress is happening slowly, clinical trials, even failed ones, have provided important information for researchers to learn about the disease and potential treatments. These advances would not be possible without clinical trial participants and their care partners.
Managing the emotional burden of dementia can be difficult and considering clinical trial participation may feel overwhelming. Understanding what will be expected of you before, during, and after the trial is important. Here is some information to support you through the learning curve. Talk with your primary doctor or the research team if you have additional questions.
Alzheimer's Disease Research
What have we learned from Alzheimer's Disease research?
What happens before joining a trial?
Joining a Trial
How do I know if I can participate in a trial?
During a Trial
How is participation in a clinical trial different than the standard of care I would receive?
End of a Trial
Once I join a trial, can I stop participating?
What happens once I complete the trial?
Does someone have to be with me for me to participate in an Alzheimer's clinical trial?
Browse our list of current clinical trials to see if one of the trials is right for you, or sign up to receive Lilly Trials Alerts when new trials are listed or begin enrolling near you.
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