Alzheimer's Association Launches TrialMatch Service
Posted Sep 23 2010 12:00am
The Alzheimer's Association has recently launched a free service called TrialMatch that will provide those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias a way to connect confidentially with all the clinical trials that are in progress or planned. In addition, the service will have a matching tool to allow participants to find trials that best fit their needs.
TrialMatch uses institutional review board approved Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and other types of dementia trials that are planned throughout the United States. The service is also available for healthy volunteers such as caregivers to participate.
Contact the service online at www.alz.org/TrialMatch or by phone by calling the toll-free number, 800-272-3900
Fill out a brief questionnaire by phone or online to create a matching profile for the potential participant
Using the info from the questionnaire, the Alzheimer's Association will match the profile to the up-to-date clinical trial database
If you grant permission, the Alzheimer's Association Call Center will contact you to tell you which trials were a match based on the criteria submitted. No specific trials can be recommended but it will be up to you to decide to participate on any that match.
Keep in mind that the TrialMatch call center has specialists available Monday - Friday from 7am to 7pm Central Time but the Alzheimer's Association Call Center is available 24/7.
Please let us know how you like this new one-of-a-kind service that will help get more people into clinical trials.