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Clinical Trials Alzheimer''s Disease and Related Disorders: NIMH

Article title: Clinical Trials Alzheimer''s Disease and Related Disorders: NIMH

Conditions: Alzheimer's Disease, dementia

Source: NIMH


Alzheimer's Disease

  • CATIE Alzheimer's Disease Trial.
    Treatment study; outpatient. A long-term study of atypical antipsychotic medications for treating symptoms of delusions, hallucinations, agitation, or aggressive behavior in people with Alzheimer's disease. No age limit. Locations across the U.S.

  • Alzheimer's Disease Study.
    Evaluation study; inpatient and outpatient. Examines whether the medication cyclophosphamide (CytoxanŽ) might help people with mild to moderate severity Alzheimer's disease. This is a 6-month study with both inpatient and outpatient visits. Ages 50-95. NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD.

Memory Disorder

  • Memory and Cognitive Problems.
    Evaluation study; inpatient. Screens people with memory difficulties and tries to find the cause of the problem. This is a 3-week inpatient study, with annual 2-week inpatient visits every year thereafter. Up to age 85. NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD.

Additional NIH Studies

Search for more NIH/NIMH studies on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

Many people experience memory lapses. Some memory problems are serious, and others are not. People who have serious changes in their memory, personality, and behavior may suffer from a form of brain disease called dementia. Dementia seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities. Alzheimer's disease is one of many types of dementia.

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE (AD) is an age-related and irreversible brain disorder that occurs gradually and results in memory loss, behavior and personality changes, and a decline in thinking abilities. These losses are related to the breakdown of the connections between nerve cells in the brain and the eventual death of many of these cells. About 3 percent of men and women ages 65 to 74 have AD, and nearly half of those age 85 and older may have the disease. It is important to note, however, that AD is not a normal part of aging.

More information on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia (from NIA/ADEAR)

Posted: November 30, 2001

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