Optimizing NIA’s Eureka Prize Competition Topic

Submitted by (@mstewart4520)

TRANSITIONS

Caregiving can be a difficult change in the lives of those who care for loved ones. Transitions is a concept that would aid dementia/Alzheimer's caregivers, and any other caregivers with family members facing a debilitating health diagnosis, in their journey by providing an inclusive space to find tools, resources and information. An individualized plan would be created for each caregiver based on their current needs. ...more »

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Optimizing NIA’s Eureka Prize Competition Topic

Submitted by (@carmen2u)

Patient-Friendly Search Tool to Find Azheimer's Clinical Trials

Currently, Clinicaltrials.gov is the database featuring all clinical trials. Unfortunately, it is written in clinical-speak, making it hard to locate and detemine what clinical trials are available for participation. I suggest a simple app be created that combs the Clinicaltrials.gov database for recruiting trials based on the stage of Alzheimer's disease. This would expedite the search and allow patients and caregivers ...more »

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Optimizing Clinical Studies Recruitment

Submitted by (@mtokarsky)

A community of spare change investors powering the search for a cure

To motivate participation in clinical research, let's engage the public to become educated and informed partners with a tangible stake in the search for a cure. Taking a page from the fight against Polio, when millions of ordinary Americans became partners in the search for a cure, by mailing in their 'dimes' to fund research, our startup InvestAcure, www.investacure.com, is building an investment platform to enable those ...more »

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Cultivating Recruitment Science

Submitted by (@carmen2u)

Create an Online Compendium of Recruitment Best Practices

With each successful clinical study recruitment effort, the lessons learned should be added to a national list of best practices. The same goes for unsuccessful recruitment efforts in discovering what did not work and why. These best practices must be shared online in a way that is easily searchable (e.g. recruitment promotion, study materials, phone screening, etc.) so that study teams can create their plan using the ...more »

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Optimizing Clinical Studies Recruitment

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Brainpaths as a Potential Treatment for Cognitive Impairment in Aging

The development of novel therapeutic strategies for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) are major critical goals for neuroscience. Much attention has been given to the development of disease modifying pharmacological strategies targeting a-Beta and/or p-tau accumulation, but to date, all relevant clinical trials have failed. This had led to a resurgence of interest in the development of tools ...more »

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Optimizing Clinical Studies Recruitment

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Mrs

I was a registered participant in a clinical trial here in Hawaii and submitted two cheek swabs but never received any information from the research group regarding the results . I called and left 5 messages but received no reply. This started in around October 2017.

There should be a better follow up and communication between the participants and researchers for studies are to be effective.

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Optimizing Clinical Studies Recruitment

Submitted by (@mobomitch)

Recruitment Idea

Make all the test results administered for the trial available to the trial participant and their spouse/guardian. My husband recently underwent a 1-1/2 yr. trial at a university and they did the APO studies, spinal taps, MRI/PET scans, etc. which are very expensive tests, etc. but trial regs wouldn't allow them to divulge the results. For those who want them and are willing to sign accordingly to relieve the institution ...more »

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89 votes

Optimizing Clinical Studies Recruitment

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Explain Trial Clearly

I’ve signed up for several sites that match researchers to willing participants, and I mark the type of trial I am interested in. But they contact me about a variety of trials that don’t apply to me instead. Sometimes a trial seems to apply to me, but after applying to be in the trial and submitting all kinds of information, I find a list of requirements that I don’t match. Why not make it clear before the person applies? ...more »

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