Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Call For Volunteers!!!!!!


I hope you all had a great holiday weekend! I wanted to get in touch to let you know about an Alzheimer's Disease research study and invite you to share this with Living With Alzheimer's blog readers.

Have you or a loved one ever experienced what it is like to be unable to recall things which were once so simple to remember? If so, you may know how devastating the effects of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can be. An estimated 5.3 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s, and every 70 seconds another person develops this disease! I am contacting you today on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS)  to raise awareness about AD and to encourage otherwise healthy adults with early complaints of memory problems to participate in the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative Grand Opportunity (ADNI GO). ADNI GO will build on the unprecedented momentum and success of the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), a landmark study to find more sensitive and accurate methods to detect AD at earlier stages and track its progress through biomarkers.

By being able to recognize changes in the brain, scientists hope to treat memory loss and other symptoms of AD before they appear, but the only way to recognize what these changes are and learn more about who is at risk is through the participation of volunteers. “We cannot end this terrible disease unless we know more about it,” says Dr. Paul Aisen, M.D., director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS). “That is where the amazing volunteers, their friends and their families can make the difference in our success.”

Dr. Maya Angelou - the eminent poet, author, educator, historian and professor at Wake Forest University - is working with researchers to ask you and your loved ones to be part of the ADNI GO study that may help bring us one step closer to finding a cure. Click here to hear from Dr. Maya Angelou.

If you, a friend, or a family member is experiencing early signs of memory loss, you may be eligible to participate in this groundbreaking ADNI GO study. Please visit or call the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center at 1-800-438-4380 for more information on study sites in your area. I invite you to share this information with your blog readers to help shed light on this devastating disease, and encourage participation in ADNI GO.

Thank you for your time and please feel free to get in touch with any questions.

Diana Bakowski
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1 comment:

June said...

Hi Joe,
long time reader, you are expressing your thoughts very well, and your blog is very good! My Mom doesn't realize at all what is happening to her. Occasionally, usually sundowning, sees people or things outside that are not there.
Keep posting, please! will look up the maya angelou project...
thanks again! June : ) Hi Lynn !