Updated: September 29, 2016
It Takes a Village
It takes a village to understand aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Creating this village is the idea behind the Rush Memory Clinic Data Repository. A repository is a database of individuals who provide basic information about themselves and their health. This repository is made up of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and also healthy seniors and adults. Once in the repository, staff from the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center (RADC) will find studies right for the person’s needs and interests. At the RADC there are many different types of studies.
Joining a study is always voluntary. “It is also very important that our repository be diverse. We are looking for people of different race and ethnic communities to work with us,” commented Dr. Raj C. Shah, MD, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Medical Director of the Rush Memory Clinic. “To truly understand the aging process and Alzheimer’s disease, we need people from all communities. We want to limit the risk of Alzheimer’s disease for everyone.”
Consider joining the efforts to advance research on Alzheimer’s disease. To learn more about research volunteer opportunities at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center please call 312-947-7232 or email Yadira_Montoya@rush.edu.
Illinois Women's Health Registry
The Illinois Women's Health Registry needs more women for research studies
To help women and medical professionals in Illinois find out why diseases affect women differently than men, the Institute for Women's Health Research at Northwestern University has created the Illinois Women's Health Registry. The Registry will also make a concerted effort to include women from diverse social classes and racial/ethnic backgrounds in order to promote diversity in research studies and clinical trials.
For more information about the Illinois Women's Health Registry, click here.