SLR’s Commitment to Research
Given our specific expertise in Alzheimer’s care, we are committed to funding research to identify the cause, treatment and possible cure for the disease. The primary recipients for our fundraising efforts and donations is a leading national research institution located in Boston MA, the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center (BUADC), as well as the national office and New England regional chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association. Every year SLR community teams participate in multiple annual “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” events, and associates also conduct additional personal fundraising efforts for the Alzheimer’s Association, including for its annual “Longest Day” fundraiser.
Scientists from the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center launch a landmark study to try to stop Alzheimer’s disease before it takes hold. CBS HealthWatch News Report: BUADC’s Dr. Robert Stern with Dr. Malika Marshall.
Why You Should Join a Research Study
There are many benefits of participating in research for individuals living with memory loss, as well as their families and caregivers:
- Play a more active role in your own healthcare, enhancing feelings of control and purpose
- Access to potential treatments before they are widely available
- Receive expert care at great medical facilities at no cost
- Extra support and new, meaningful connections. Participating in research at a center where people understand, and really get it, helps individuals and their care partners feel like you are not doing on this journey alone.
- Very importantly, participating in research helps you maintain a sense of hope, not just for yourself but for future generations.
Alzheimer’s Research Participation
In addition to our yearly financial contribution, SLR commits resources to enhance BUADC’s efforts to recruit research participants. We do this through outreach and public education to our own residents and their families, as well as to the general public.
Current research studies are poised to make historic strides in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. But premier research institutions, such as the BUADC, need many research participants for a myriad of studies and clinical trials being conducted right now. Research institutions are looking for individuals with a range of memory loss from Mild Cognitive Impairment to diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. People with a family history of Alzheimer’s but showing no symptoms, as well as people with no memory disorders or family history are also needed to participate in research.
Interested? Find out More, and Contact the BUADC!
If you, or someone you know, might be interested, visit the BUADC website to learn more about current studies.