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Therapeutic Areas: Neurology | Family Medicine
Disease Category: Alzheimer's Disease
Location: United States, KY

Clinical Trial Details


Research Study Summary

Turning off the Alzheimer switch!


What is the purpose of this study?

The Sanders-Brown Center on Aging is currently working on a research study to examine the safety of a commonly-used, FDA-approved drug, Valproic acid, and test its potential to reduce Alzheimer-like changes in the brain of those with normal memory and thinking. This study has the potential to serve as a model for future drug development in Alzheimer's disease research.

Who can participate?

Anyone who is 65 and older and has normal memory and thinking abilities.

Why should I join?

  • With your help, we can move one step closer to finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease.
  • You will be kept up-to-date on the latest advances in aging and Alzheimer's disease research as well as gain access to clinical care with leading experts in the field.

What will happen if I join?

Participation involves seven visits to the Center over approximately 5 weeks and will include a supply of the study drug as well as experimental brain imaging, blood and spinal fluid collection as part of the study procedures.

For more information on this study and other clinical trials opportunities, please contact Sarah Tarrant at (859) 323-1331

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Both Male and Female


65 and up

Overall Status



5 Weeks

Facility Type



Sarah Tarrant
University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
Located in:
Lexington, KY 40536
Phone: (859) 323-1331

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Research Center Information: University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center

CW ID: 183352

Date Last Changed: July 16, 2013

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