For many patients and their families, the opportunity to be involved in a memory disorder clinical trial and potentially access a new treatment can be an appealing prospect. However, taking part in clinical research is not for everyone, there are both benefits and risks.

Memory Clinical Trials

Benefits include

  • access to new treatments
  • close monitoring and support by a specialist clinical team
  • a rewarding experience which can help our future generation with memory disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Risks include

  • the new treatment is not guaranteed to be effective
  • less may be known about the side effects of a new drug
  • there is a chance that you will be taking placebo medication throughout the trial
  • memory clinical trials can be time consuming and requires commitment from the participant and usually a family member or friend.