Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A recent summit has served as the kick-off to the National Alzheimer’s Project Act, the first national plan to address Alzheimer’s disease research. Dr. Steven DeKosky from the University of Virginia School of Medicine says families are key to future research.
DeKosky: Because we will not conquer this disease without clinical trials. We will not do clinical trials in patients with Alzheimer's disease unless their families are willing to help, willing to participate in research.
Narrator: He adds researchers need to make more opportunities for family and patient participation. For more on Alzheimer’s disease, including research and clinical trials, visit www.nia.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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