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Alzheimer's Association calls on Quad Citians to participate in clinical trials forum scheduled to battle growing health threat in both Iowa and Illinois
(Davenport, IA) - On March 6, 2013, Quad Citians affected by Alzheimer's will learn ways to help find a cure, improve quality of life and find better treatments for patients and loved ones. The number projected to have Alzheimer's in Iowa and Illinois is expected to increase between 14-18 percent in the next 14 years, according to the Alzheimer's Association.
"Clinical trials enable people with the disease to play a more active role in their health care by accessing potential treatments before they are widely available," says Jerry Schroeder, Program Specialist of the Alzheimer's Association Greater Iowa Chapter. Mr. Schroeder will present information on the Alzheimer's Association's national TrialMatch® program, a free easy-to-use clinical studies matching service that connects individuals with Alzheimer's disease, caregivers, healthy volunteers and physicians with current studies. Its continuously updated database of 130+ Alzheimer's clinical trials includes both pharmacological (drug) and non-pharmacological (non-drug) studies conducted at nearly 500 trial sites across the US. The open forum and Q&A will be held on March 6, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Senior Star at Elmore Place, Davenport, IA. For more information call 563-359-011 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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