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Caregivers

We need your help – families and friends are essential partners in the research process.

Clinical trials depend on the active engagement of caregivers, who serve as critical study partners during medical research.

Benefits for caregivers and study partners who join the Memory Strings Community:

Get the help you need – The Memory Strings Community prioritizes supporting caregivers who become study partners. We are working with research sites to proactively address barriers such as transportation, long waits, and hours of testing.

Expand treatment options – By becoming a study partner, you are helping your loved one have a chance at receiving medications that are only available through participation in clinical trials. 

Play a vital role in research – Research depends on the active engagement of informed, committed, and passionate study partners. Without your involvement, many clinical studies cannot proceed.

Caregivers may serve as study partners and are vital at every step of the journey.

Alzheimer’s and other Dementia Caregivers:

83% are unpaid - family members, friends or others

Each year 16.1 million caregivers
provide more than
18.4 billion hours of unpaid assistance

30% of people with dementia rely on three or more caregivers

One in three
is age 65 or older

250,000 are children
and young adults

25% are sandwich generation members – they also care for children

83% are unpaid - family members, friends or others

Each year 16.1 million caregivers
provide more than
18.4 billion hours of unpaid assistance

30% of people with dementia rely on three or more caregivers

One in three
is age 65 or older

250,000 are children
and young adults

25% are sandwich generation members – they also care for children

Caregivers and study partners need support resources and advocacy connections. Some helpful resources include:

US National Institutes of Health and the US National Library of Medicine

Alzheimer's Association

UsAgainstAlzheimer's

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