Alzheimer’s disease is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. with recent results indicating that currently 6 million Americans are affected.
Here in Nevada, we are the third fastest aging population in the country with age being the greatest risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
In conjunction with National Alzheimer’s Awareness month this November, The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health will host Candid Conversations about Clinical Research, an online recruitment event to educate the community about joining a clinical trial, in an effort to help change the course of Alzheimer’s disease before we lose another generation.
On Nov. 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the virtual event will feature some of the Lou Ruvo Center’s current research participants, to share testimonials about their experiences with clinical trials in hopes of putting a face to some of the current research being done at the center.
The research participants, or “Citizen Scientists,” will also be joined by several research team leaders, to help drive community understanding around research, dispel myths surrounding clinical trials and help encourage the community to join in and become Citizen Scientists themselves.
Those interested in joining the event can register here.