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Types of Research Studies
The Banner Alzheimer’s team pursues treatment studies designed to evaluate the effectiveness of investigational drugs in people with Alzheimer’s/dementia as well as those with early memory loss.
Our team also conducts non-treatment research studies to increase understanding of the aging process in both healthy individuals and people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease/dementia.
These studies include the carefully regulated and monitored use of investigational drugs intended to:
Help individuals think and remember better
Delay progression of memory and thinking problems
Reduce agitation or similar symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s
Evaluate immunotherapies, such as vaccines, in slowing disease progression
Treat individuals who have advanced dementia
Non-treatment research studies
The Banner Alzheimer’s Institute team pursues research to better understand the aging process. Our studies include individuals without an Alzheimer’s diagnosis and people with Alzheimer’s disease/dementia. Banner Alzheimer’s innovative research features:
Brain imaging research—Banner Alzheimer’s is an international leader in the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to measure the extent of Alzheimer’s in the brain. Our research includes individuals who do not have dementia but are at increased risk for developing memory and thinking problems due to age and genetic background. We also involve people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s in our brain imaging research.
Research focused on minority groups—Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is developing research opportunities for minority populations, including Latinos and Native Americans.
Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium—Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is a leading partner in this consortium, which is nationally recognized as model of statewide collaboration in Alzheimer’s research.