Building Relationships with Local Communities

Activate High School and College Advocates

For middle-aged and elderly there are logistics/time demands that might make participation a low priority. BUT for the younger generation concerned about their parents and grandparents they might be a helpful beacon for awareness raising activities such as: visiting local elderly homes/communities/events; creating and distributing outreach campaign materials; making trial participation "cool" via stickers/buttons that they participated in a local event (think the "I voted" stickers).

 

Added bonus - if we have a generation of activated individuals they are also more likely to be willing to participate in clinical research when they approach middle age, or convince their middle-aged parents to sign up for registries now before the fear/stigma of AD becomes more urgent in older years.

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