Great Lakes Clinical Trials was honored to meet with hundreds of local residents at Alderman Osterman's 48th Ward Senior Fair. This year, Great Lakes Clinical Trials was a key sponsor of the event and provided free canvas grocery bags for all who attended.
"This is one our favorite events each year, when we get to personally meet with the local residents of our community and discuss how local seniors can participate in cutting-edge research studies, particularly in the area of memory loss," commented Dean Hervochon, Co-Founder of Great Lakes Clinical Trials. "When older adults learn about the important work we are doing, they are eager to join a research study and be part of the solution to ending Alzheimer's disease altogether. Our biggest hurdle is simply getting the word out about our research. Once the folks learn about our work, then come knocking at our doors in mass!"
Great Lakes Clinical Trials is looking for participants for a variety of memory-related studies at our clinic on the corner of Foster and Ashland in Chicago. Many seniors would be eligible to participate in these programs, regardless if they are experiencing memory loss or not.
- Our Alzheimer's Prevention studies are looking for older adults who are not currently experiencing memory problems, but may be at greater risk for developing the disease.
- Our Mild Cognitive Impairment studies are looking for participants who are just starting to experience a decline in memory that is affecting their daily activities
- Our Alzheimer's Disease trials are recruiting subjects who have been diagnosed with the disease and are currently taking a memory medication such as Aricept (donepezil) or Namenda.
"All our studies and the related medical care are provided 100% free-of-charge," added Hervochon. "We provide transportation to and from our clinic for participants, and also provide a stipend at each visit. We try to eliminate as many obstacles as possible to encourage our neighbors to participate in this important work."
If you are interested in learning more about our research, you can all our Patient Care Representatives at (773) 275-3500 or click HERE to fill out a contact form and one of our staff will reach out to you.