An important goal of the Geriatric Studies Center is to support collaborative research efforts to improve the diagnosis and treatment of dementia. To this end, patients and their families are given the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of clinical research projects. These studies include tests of new treatments for Alzheimer's disease and new procedures to improve the diagnostic accuracy.
Over the past five years patients and their families attending the clinic have helped in the evaluation of 11 new drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. These include tacrine (CognexTM), donepezil (AriceptTM), both of which were subsequently approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. More information about current research studies can be obtained by emailing us at email@example.com (online email form). A brochure describing the clinical research program is also available upon request.