If you could ask an Alzheimer’s researcher anything, what would you ask?
Well, now you get the chance!
We’ve been offered the opportunity to send seven questions to an Alzheimer’s researcher, who will then send back his answers for us to share on Caregiving.com. The researcher is Dr. Michael Rafii, MD, PhD, co-director of the Memory Disorders Clinic at UCSD Perlman Ambulatory Care Center in La Jolla, Calif., and Assistant Professor of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Rafii is also the Associate Medical Core Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) specializing in cognitive disorders, including dementias such as AD. The Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study is part of the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative Grand Opportunity (ADNI GO), which researches early clues to the progress of Alzheimer’s disease.
(We wrote about ADNI a few weeks ago; it’s a collaboration between researchers from pharmaceutical companies and academia. You can read more here.)
I would love to ask this question: It’s terrific we have funding that will help families and patients in the future with either a treatment or a cure. How can we use research dollars to help those family caregivers struggling to care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease today?
So… What would like to know about the research being done to find treatments and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease? What would you like to know about Alzheimer’s disease? Please post your questions in the comment section below. I’ll choose the seven most-frequently asked and then send them off to be answered. And, I’ll post the answers as soon as we receive.
- Call for Participants for Early Memory Loss Research Study (caregiving.com)
- When Researching for Tomorrow, Pay for Today’s Help (caregiving.com)
- How Do You Feel About Caregiving Research? (caregiving.com)
- Exemplary Programs that Support, Educate Family Caregivers Honored (caregiving.com)
- Conflicting Information (caregiving.com)