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Current Alzheimer's Research in Tampa

June 16, 2022
Current Alzheimer's Research in Tampa
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Alzheimer's disease is a chronic brain disorder that gradually destroys memory and thinking skills, as well as the ability to carry out simple tasks. People who have Alzheimer's disease also experience changes in behavior and personality.

While the world is focused on the coronavirus pandemic, many researchers in Tampa continue to study Alzheimer's disease.

For example, researchers at the University of South Florida Byrd Alzheimer's Center and Research Institute are enrolling people for the AHEAD Study. Concurrently, private research centers like Santos Research Center continue to press forward with clinical trials to better understand and treat Alzheimer's disease.


Understanding Alzheimer's Disease

Dementia is a term for symptoms that include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving, or language. It develops when the brain cells are affected by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's disease is a devastating disease that affects the brain. It is named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer, the doctor who first described it.

Quick Facts about Alzheimer's Disease

  • Alzheimer's disease damages the brain cells, resulting in poor memory, thinking, and behavior.
  • The most significant risk factor for Alzheimer's disease is increasing age, with 3 in 10 people over 85 experiencing dementia.
  • Sporadic Alzheimer's disease can affect anyone of any age.
  • Familial Alzheimer's disease is a rare genetic condition with onset under 65 years of age.


Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease

  • Memory problems are usually one of the early signs of Alzheimer's disease. Symptoms vary and may include problems with:
  • Word-finding, or having trouble coming up with words compared to other people the same age.
  • The Alzheimer's Association is the world's largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research.
  • Vision and spatial problems, like awareness of the space around them.
  • Impaired reasoning or judgment affecting decision-making.

Other symptoms may be changes in one's behavior, such as:

  • Taking longer to complete regular everyday tasks.
  • Repeating questions.
  • Problems in handling money and paying bills.
  • Wandering and getting lost.
  • Losing things or misplacing them in odd places.
  • Changes in mood and personality.
  • Increased anxiety and/or aggression.


Ongoing Clinical Research Study on Alzheimer's Disease in Tampa Bay

We're all in this fight together!

Finding a treatment that targets memory loss at an early stage could help us envision a future without Alzheimer's disease.

At Santos Research Center, we are recruiting participants who are at risk of developing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease as they get older.

Without clinical research trials, there can be no better treatments, no prevention, and no cure for Alzheimer's disease.


Start Date: January 2021
Phase: Phase 2
Study Type: Interventional
Insurance: No insurance is needed
Benefits: Compensation up to $1,500 for time and travel

Current Alzheimer's Research in Tampa

How to Participate in Alzheimer's Clinical Trials



  • From 50 to 90 years of age
  • Have a clinical diagnosis of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease
  • Have a reliable caregiver
  • Able to swallow oral medication


  • Have a current diagnosis of significant psychiatric illness
  • Untreated clinical depression
  • Have a history of cancer
  • Clear evidence for other causes of neurodegeneration or dementia
  • Significant ongoing psychiatric or substance abuse problems


What to Expect during an Alzheimer's Clinical Trial

The duration of a clinical study varies depending on what is being studied. As a participant, you will be informed how long the study is expected to last before enrolling.

When a clinical trial is completed, the researchers thoroughly examine the information gathered during the study before deciding about the meaning of the findings and whether further testing is required.

After a phase I or II trial, the researchers perform statistical investigations to evaluate the probability of success to decide whether to proceed to the next phase or stop testing the treatment or procedure because it was ineffective or unsafe.

When a phase III trial is completed, the researchers analyze the gathered information and decide if the results indicate the effectiveness of the treatment or procedure. They also check the side effects and if the treatment was safe.

Research has widened our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. To make further progress, volunteers are urgently needed. Clinical trials need to have participants of different ages, genders, races, and ethnicities.

When clinical research studies include diverse participants, the study results may have much broader applicability.

Researchers need older adult participants in their clinical trials so that scientists can learn more about how the new medications, therapies, devices, procedures, or tests will work.

Many older people have special health needs that are different from younger people. Having older adult participants enrolled in drug trials helps researchers get the information they need to develop the proper treatment options for older people. Help advance research—participate in a clinical research study today!


Benefits of Participating in Alzheimer's Clinical Trials at Santos Research Center

For people affected by Alzheimer's disease and related neurodegenerative diseases, Santos Research Center offers several benefits:

  • Provides hope for people with Alzheimer’s, their family members, and future generations.
  • Allows people living with the disease to play a more active role in their own health care.
  • Gives unlimited access to treatments before they are widely available to the public.
  • Offers expert medical care at leading health care facilities—often free of cost—while participating in important medical research.

All participants receive special care related to the study and opportunities to talk to the staff.

Research shows that people living with the disease involved in clinical trials tend to do better than those in the same stage of their disease who aren't enrolled in clinical trials, regardless of whether the experimental treatment works.

Scientists believe this advantage may be caused by the general high quality of care provided during clinical trials.


Alzheimer's Disease Trials at Santos Research Center

No new treatment advances to the clinical testing phase unless there's strong evidence indicating it will be as effective as or more effective than currently available therapies. Every clinical trial contributes valuable knowledge, whether or not the treatment works as hoped.

Participating in clinical trials gives us optimism for today and promise for tomorrow. It provides participants with access to cutting-edge treatments and expert medical care. Someday, clinical trials may lead us to the end of Alzheimer's.

Contact Us Today!

If you are interested in participating in Paid Medical Trials at Santos Research Center in Tampa, please contact us at (813) 249-9100 or visit us at 5927 Webb Rd Tampa FL 33615.

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