Other Research Trials in New York City

Weill Cornell Medicine - Family Caregiver Research Study

Do you care for someone with dementia and pain? Are you a family member or unpaid caregiver?

If so, we want to learn from you! You are invited to participate in a one-time, 20-30 minute in person or phone interview. To thank you for your time, you will be provided with a $15 gift card after completing the interview.

For more information or to participate, please contact Dr. Riffin: 212-746-7317 or acr2213@med.cornell.edu


Care Partners Program

If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, you might be eligible to take part in a research study that Weill Cornell Medicine is conducting. You will learn strategies to reduce stress, enhance caregiving skills, and improve overall well-being. Your loved one will receive cognitive training or mental stimulating exercises.

The study has a duration of 12 months. You and your loved one can participate from the comfort of your home at no cost. You will receive a laptop with Wi-fi capability during study participation to access study-related material and content. You will also receive financial compensation for your time and effort.

For more information, please contact us at:
(646) 962-7141 or AgingBehavioralRsrch@med.cornell.edu


Seeking individuals with Alzheimer’s disease who experience agitation

The Escitalopram for Agitation in Alzheimer’s Disease (S-CitAD) study is a 12-week trial of escitalopram taking place at Memory Disorders Clinic at New York State Psychiatric Institute.

The S-CitAD Research Study is looking for volunteers who:

  • Have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease
  • Experience feelings of irritability, restlessness, frustration, or anger
  • Have a study partner who can participate in the study

All participants receive: Free parking at each visit, Psychosocial counseling provided to all eligible participants, All visit procedures administered at no cost.

Call 646-774-8671 for more information.

Survey for Caregivers

Are you currently providing care to someone with dementia? Are you employed or were you employed at any point while caring for your friend, family member, or neighbor with Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia? If you answered ‘yes’, then we would love to hear from you!

Researchers at the University at Albany School of Public Health are looking for interested individuals to participate in a study that seeks to understand the experiences of working caregivers. This anonymous survey should take about 10-15 minutes of your time, and can be accessed at the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WorkandCaregiving


Participate in a research project on Alzheimer's and Caregiving

The purpose of this project is to identity the types of decisions that caregivers face as their family member or friend progresses through the stages of Alzheimer's.

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Opportunities to Participate in Research at the Center for Cognitive Neurology

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The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is a comprehensive research facility and clinical program dedicated to the study and treatment of normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease.

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NYU School of Medicine Research Trials

Opportunities to Participate in Research at the Center for Cognitive Neurology

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Clinical studies and trials are the force behind the treatment, cure and prevention of any disease. Through the volunteerism of patients and those affected by an illness, knowledge is advanced, and a promise for a cure becomes more of a reality.

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Columbia University Medical Center | Taub Institute

Opportunities to Participate in various research trials

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Clinical studies and trials are the force behind the treatment, cure and prevention of any disease. Through the volunteerism of patients and those affected by an illness, knowledge is advanced, and a promise for a cure becomes more of a reality.

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Cognite Early Stage Alzheimer's Clinical Trial

Imagine making an impact

Consider taking part in a clinical trial that is currently enrolling to treat for early stage Alzheimer’s disease

What is the Cognite Trial?

The Cognite Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial is enrolling men and women who have signs of early stage Alzheimer’s disease. The clinical trial is evaluating whether an investigational combined treatment slows down, arrests, or reverses early stage Alzheimer’s disease.

To qualify, participants must:

  • Be between 55 and 79 years old
  • Have at least 8 years of education
  • Have noticed, or have had a loved one notice, changes in your memory
  • Have noticed changes in their normal, everyday behavior
  • Attend all study visits with a study partner with whom the
    participant has frequent contact
  • Be in good general health

Are you or someone you know experiencing memory loss? Are you or someone you know having trouble retaining information? This may be an indication of early stage Alzheimer’s disease, which is a type of dementia that causes problems with an individual’s memory, thinking, and behavior.

For more information:

646-678-4196 | cognitetrial.com

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Treatment of Psychosis and Agitation in Alzheimer’s Disease

This research study, funded by the NIH, involves a 12-week double-blind treatment trial in which outpatients with Alzheimer’s disease (age 55-95 years) who have agitation/aggression with or without psychosis (hallucinations or delusions) will receive either low-dose lithium or placebo. Patients are allowed to receive other specific psychiatric medications if needed during the study, and will be closely monitored by physicians who specialize in memory disorders. Patients will receive open treatment with lithium, if clinically indicated, after completing the 12-week double blind trial.
For more information, please contact Jesse Strickler at (646) 774-8668 or strickl@nyspi.columbia.edu.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02129348