December 16, 2015 - Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry Milestone Reached
The Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry (APR), launched with catalyst funding from the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative, enrolled its 200,000th volunteer interested in participating in studies aimed at preventing the disease, a significant milestone in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Hosted and championed by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI), in collaboration with partner organizations and leading scientists, the Registry continues to establish itself as the vanguard of a national movement to prevent Alzheimer’s by accelerating enrollment into critical prevention research studies.
“The research to fight Alzheimer’s needs faster ways to evaluate promising prevention therapies and more efficient mechanisms to enroll interested participants in prevention trials,” said Jessica Langbaum, PhD, principal scientist at BAI, associate director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative (API) and director of the APR. “The greater the pool of potential participants, the faster researchers will be able to find treatments to end this disease as quickly as possible.”
In 2011, BAI launched the API to accelerate the pace of Alzheimer’s prevention research, and in 2012, it created the APR to help researchers overcome recruitment barriers and enroll interested individuals into studies.
The Registry is an online community of healthy individuals who are committed to fighting the disease, informing them about the latest developments in Alzheimer’s prevention research, and connecting those who may be interested with scientists carrying out the studies. The Registry is currently recruiting for 32 studies and is bringing on new opportunities every month that will tap the Registry’s resources to recruit the volunteers they need to begin their research.