Research clinic needs volunteers for Alzheimer's study

Posted at 6:50 PM, Sep 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-29 11:25:57-04

A research clinic in the Treasure Valley is currently looking for volunteers to be part of a 3-year Alzheimer's study.

Participants must already be experiencing mild symptoms of the disease.

The study will help determine if the test drug is successful in delaying the onset of Alzheimer's. The test drug has already been determined to be safe.

Volunteers and their caregivers are compensated for their time and travel.

"Clinical research that we do here in Boise, Meridian, Caldwell and Nampa, anybody who's coming to participate, we are affecting what comes to market worldwide," says Tracy Christianson, Advanced Clinical Research site director. "That's always exciting for us to be able to know we're making a difference."

You can give the clinic a call for more information by dialing (208) 955-9030 or look for their booth at this Saturday's Walk to End Alzheimer's at Kleiner Park in Meridian.

Enrollment begins for this trial the third week in October.

Keep in mind, you do not have to have already received an official diagnosis to be a part of this clinical trial. In fact, a diagnosis can be provided through this process.

In all, 10-20 Treasure Valley volunteers will be contributing to a nationwide study involving 1,900 test subjects.