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Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trials

A listing of Alzheimer's Disease medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. Search for closest city to find more detailed information on a research study in your area.

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Found (118) clinical trials

Memantine for Agitation in Dementia

Agitation is a cause of morbidity and mortality in Alzheimer's due to distress and use of medication with side effects. Memantine has beed shown to be associated with less agitation and a recent study by forrest pharmaceuticals failed to recruit. We will perform a 12 week rct in 164 patients ...

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Donepezil and Brain Activity Patterns in Those at Risk For Alzheimer's Disease

HYPOTHESIS 1. Cognitively intact individuals with normal brain morphology at genetic risk for developing Alzheimer's' Disease (AD) show alterations in brain activation patterns during tasks that require memory compared to similar individuals with lower risk for developing AD. 2. Donepezil, a cholinesterase inhibitor, can normalize such brain activation patterns in ...

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An Innovative Psychosocial Intervention for Adult-Child Caregivers of Parents With Alzheimer's Disease

Caring for an elderly parent is a growing societal problem, and many studies have shown that caring for a person with dementia can have a negative impact on a caregiver's psychological and physical health, social life and career, and relationship with the patient. Stress and coping models proposed in the ...

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A Study of Why People With Early Memory Problems Fall or Almost Fall

The specific objectives of this six month study are to: characterize falls and near-falls in community dwelling older adults with early-stage dementia; determine which potentially modifiable physical fall risk factors contribute to falls and near-falls in older adults with early-stage dementia; examine the relationship between dementia sub-type, medical and neuropsychological ...

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Couples Coping With Alzheimer's Disease

The majority of people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) live at home with their spouses. AD erodes the ability of each member of the couple to support each other. Moreover, couples may be unaccustomed to seeking or accepting emotional and practical support from family members or formal resources. Even though AD ...

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Implementation Study of Dementia Guidelines in Primary Care

Background Early diagnosis of dementia benefits both patient and caregiver. Nevertheless, dementia in primary care is currently under-diagnosed in developed countries. In several countries educational interventions were developed to improve dementia diagnosis and management in primary care. Some of these interventions were successful in increasing the number of dementia diagnoses ...

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A Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effect of Exercise on Physical Cognitive and Affective Function in Dementia Subjects

Studies have shown conflicting results of the effect of exercise on dementia patients. The aim of this study is to examine the role of physical activity on the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in older persons. To promote the benefits of aerobic exercise on dementia patients and encourage exercise ...

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Efficacy Study for Treatment of Dementia in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

to show that 1. patients improve and stabilize after 12 -24 week treatment with rivastigmine in memory function 2. use of rivastigmine has a positive effect on apathy in PSP patients 3. therapy with rivastigmine has a no positive benefit on speech and overall results of the MMST 4. changes ...

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Lutein and Alzheimer's Disease Study

Oxidative damage by free radicals may be involved in causing Alzheimer's disease (AD). Free radicals may lead to death of nerve cells and decline in brain function. Certain antioxidants may suppress this free radical damage associated with AD. Carotenoids are a family of naturally occurring antioxidants that have important functions ...

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Lighthouse Project on Dementia Ulm Germany

The Geriatric Center Ulm scientifically supported a three-year pilot study (ProjektDEMENZ Ulm), in which numerous findings on the system of care regarding people suffering from dementia and their relatives were determined. One of the most important conclusions is the significant lack of information on the well-functioning network of the care ...

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