Celebrating Clinical Trial Participants: Citizen Scientists®
The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) created a first-of-its-kind award to celebrate Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial participants. The only way to find treatments and cures for Alzheimer’s is through clinical trials and these volunteers make that research possible.
The Need for More Clinical Trial Participants is Significant
Alzheimer’s trials over the next few years are estimated to need more than 25,000 participants. According to a 2016 Harris Poll undertaken by GAP, 60% of Americans are willing or would consider participation in Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials, but far fewer than 10% do so. There is a systemic need to educate Americans about the availability of clinical trials and to encourage participation.