Clinical Trials Help Fight Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Marc Agronin Dr. Marc Agronin

Dr. Marc E. Agronin, Vice President, Behavioral Health and Clinical Research, Miami Jewish Health Systems, joined me on Friday to talk about the role clinical trials play in the work to prevent Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Agronin is also Affiliate Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the author of "How We Age: A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Growing Old."

You can listen to our discussion via the player, below.

Dr. Agronin explained that we are at epidemic levels with the number of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Research will help prevent the disease--but only if we have enough participants in clinical trials. Dr. Agronin explained how clinical trials work and how your family member with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease can become involved in a clinical trial. He also noted that your presence and participation is important and a must.

When a family member receives a diagnosis of Alzheimer's, you may think that there's nothing you can do. Dr. Agronin reminds us that treatment and support exists for both of you. And, you can do much when you participate in a clinical trial.

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