Try a clinical trial for Alzheimer’s

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (Mass Appeal) Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years, and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.  Carin Nelson from Springfield Neurology Associates told us about a clinical trial for people with Alzheimer’s. Springfield Neurology Associates 300 Carew St, Ste 2 Springfield Currently Enrolling in Trials for:

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinsons disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Post-Herpetic Neuralgia

What is a clinical trial? A clinical trial is a research study involving human volunteers. The goal of a clinical trial is to determine whether a new treatment is effective and safe. Every approved treatment on the market today from Tylenol to Viagra is available to you thanks to people who volunteered to take part in clinical trials. Can I be in a clinical trial? All clinical trials have preset guidelines to determine who is eligible to participate. Patients in a clinical trial are volunteers who go through the screening process, sign an informed consent and take part. How do I get into a clinical trial? The first step is meeting with a member of the research staff who will tell you about the trials that may be appropriate for you. All trials have what is called an informed consent which is a detailed explanation on paper that describes what to expect during the study including possible risks and benefits to you as a participant. Every person enrolled in a study must read and sign an informed consent. It is important to note that anyone may withdraw consent at any time, for any reason. For more information call (413) 781-5050 or visit About Springfield Neurology Clinical Research Trials: The Clinical Research Department within Springfield Neurology Associate’s was founded in 2004, specializing in Neurological trials. If you are a sponsor looking for potential sites for a new trial please click here. If you are a person who is interested in learning more about participating in our clinical trials please click here. Our dedicated research staff is available on site Monday through Friday during normal business hours. You can also reach us by using the “contact us” option on this website. We are always looking for people who are interested in participating in clinical research trials. You do not need to be a patient of our office in order to participate. If you are interested in participating but do not see a trial that fits you please let us know, we will add your information to our database and let you know when a new trial is available.

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