Advanced dementia treatment

You can receive advanced treatment through clinical trials.

Clinical trials are research studies used to find new and better ways to treat and ultimately prevent dementia.

As a leading academic health center and through our partnerships, you will have access to the newest treatments available.

Help advance treatment as a healthy volunteer

You can also help advance dementia treatment as a healthy volunteer.

Some clinical studies involve exciting new treatments, others are observational. In an observational study, people who may not have dementia, but want to help can sign-up to volunteer. Healthy volunteering may include annual exams or providing information, like blood samples.

As a volunteer, you can help us learn more about brain health across different lifestyles, ethnicities and other factors.

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The Biggs Institute is an official partner of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study and the University of Southern California Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute.

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Now everyone can power life-saving research

We are expanding our understanding of dementia and other age-related diseases by learning how biological and environmental factors influence our health and aging.

Now everyone can contribute to these discoveries by providing samples, like blood and saliva, when samples are already scheduled to be collected as part of your routine medical care.

This means no extra appointments are needed to be a part of life-saving research.

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