When It Comes to Alzheimer’s, Important Changes Are Coming for MA Beneficiaries

The majority of experts agree that because Alzheimer’s disease is significantly underdiagnosed and underreported, a large number of people may not know they have it.  We have both spoken at length about the importance of early detection and diagnosis to allow for earlier interventions and care planning along with a broad array of methods and […]

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In Year Three, GAP Trial Network Is Starting to Hum

Outside the daffodils and forsythia were blooming, but the group assembled in Nashville, Tennessee, hardly took notice. At the GAP-Net Site Optimization Conference, held February 27–March 1, representatives of 61 academic and private clinical trial sites had eyes and minds trained on efforts aiming to improve how Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials are done—and after years […]

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Addressing the GAPs in Alzheimer’s Trials, Treatment

The Global Alzheimer’s Platform (GAP) Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving Alzheimer’s clinical trials in the quest of a cure, has just wrapped the GAP-NET Site Optimization Conference in Nashville. The Feb. 27-March 1 meeting brought together approximately 150 representatives from its network of Alzheimer’s clinical research sites. The third annual GAP-NET conference attracted the […]

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Boosting Alzheimer’s trial participation via Medicare Advantage “memory fitness programs”

Clinical trials represent future hope for patients seeking better care, and there is no disease more in need of better care than Alzheimer’s disease. While death rates among most cancers, as well as heart disease, HIV-related illness, and other categories, have declined in the past decade, there has been no progress for Alzheimer’s disease. Better […]

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A Cure for Alzheimer’s is Not Possible Without You

There are many open, important clinical trials in Tennessee right now targeting Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions. It’s been 18 months since Nashville legend Glen Campbell died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Glen and his family bravely shared his heartbreaking journey in the hope of inspiring better care and research for the disease, […]

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Top Alzheimer’s Researchers Hope That Near-100 Dementia Drugs in Trials Are Moving Closer to a Breakthrough

Top Alzheimer’s Researchers Hope That Near-100 Dementia Drugs in Trials Are Moving Closer to a Breakthrough The search for a drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, has been marked by clinical trial failures. A new report from top researchers says the number of drugs advancing through clinical phase two and […]

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How a Raleigh Clinic is Helping Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer’s clinical trial participants are getting a lift to their appointments at Raleigh Neurology Associates. The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation, in partnership with Lyft, is providing transportation to participants in an Eli Lilly study testing a therapy to attack plaque in the brain characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease. Sean Walsh, director of clinical research at Raleigh Neurology Associates, says the new […]

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Can GAP double the number of patients in Alzheimer’s trials?

Curing diseases requires new drugs. Getting those new drugs approved by regulators requires data from successful clinical trials. Those trials depend on patients, and right now getting those patients is a challenge for many sponsor companies. According to research performed on recruitment, 85 percent of trials are delayed due to enrollment issues and more than […]

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