Our Commitment to Alzheimer's and Dementia Research
Given our specific expertise in Alzheimer's care, we are committed to funding research at the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center (BU ADC) and through the Alzheimer's Association. We are equally committed to help boost BU ADC’s research participant recruitment efforts through our outreach and publication education program aimed at our residents and their families, as well as the general public.
The Many Benefits of Participating in Alzheimer's Research
As part of our commitment to the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center we encourage you to get involved! Current studies are poised to make historic strides in the diagnosis and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.
"We need people to participate in research. It's not just for us researchers, participation in research provides many benefits for participants:
- It allows people to play a more active role in their own healthcare.
- It can allow people to gain access to potential new treatments before they are widely available.
- It allows people to receive expert care at great medical facilities at no cost.
- It makes a connection. Going through this disease can be a lonely difficult journey. Participating in research at a center where people understand, and really get it, helps individuals and their care partners feel like they are not doing it alone.
- Very importantly, participating in research helps people maintain a sense of hope, not just for themselves but also for future generations."
Our Commitment to our Local Alzheimer's Community
We support and promote the educational activities of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Massachusetts/New Hampshire chapter and its local Massachusetts Community Partnerships. We distribute educational materials through our own community resource libraries, host local Alzheimer's Association Support Groups and make referrals to other support group locations, volunteer for the Alzheimer's Associations' Helpline Services providing resources and referrals to the general public, and participate in various annual "Walks to End Alzheimer's" to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association.
For more information about the Alzheimer’s Association's programs and services: www.alz.org/manh.