As part of our commitment to improving the health of our senior community, Great Lakes Clinical Trials is kicking off a new campaign called "Memory Monday". Every Monday, Great Lakes Clinical Trials memory research team will be offering free memory assessments for adults 50 years and older. These events will take place at Great Lakes Clinical Trials' offices in Chicago and Arlington Heights (at the Lutheran Home Wellness Center). In addition, the team will be taking this campaign on the road to to various senior community centers and other meeting places.
There is currently HOPE for preventing or stopping the progression of memory loss. There have been significant new medical advances in the development of treatments which target the source of memory loss and Alzheimer's disease. The currently available prescription medications, over-the-counter remedies, and other therapies are only temporary, "band-aid" approaches that do not work for all people. We are researching a cure and are looking for volunteers who are motivated to help make a difference.
The memory assessment lasts approximately one hour. Results of the memory assessment will be used to determine if you pre-qualify for any one of our free research programs, though there is no obligation to join a trial. We are currently enrolling volunteers who do not have any memory problems onto research programs to help develop a prevention for Alzheimer's disease. Other programs are underway for those individuals who are just starting to notice a greater number of memory lapses. We also have programs for those who have already been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
Call (773) 275-3500 to learn more about our Memory Monday program or click here to contact our staff and set up an appointment.