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Incorporating Clinical Trials into Plans of Care

What Every Physician Should Know

More than 80 % of all medical care for dementia occurs in the primary care setting

89% of Americans want transparency regarding diagnosis


Early identification is key for research and clinical outcomes

Subjective memory complaints may or may not be the harbinger of further decline

Early Diagnosis is Critical

Early and accurate diagnosis enables individuals and their caregivers to:



Access to treatments, build a care team, and participate in support services


Enroll in clinical trials


Ability to better manage medications


Address driving and safety issues in advance

Treatment Horizon

Novel interventions to treat, slow progression, or even prevent Alzheimer’s disease are currently being researched.  For more information on this research, please explore the following resources:

Incorporating Clinical Trials into Plans of Care

Clinical trials can be another useful tool for physicians to use when creating a plan of care for their patients. They provide new, alternative forms of treatment, and allow patients to take a more active role in determining their own care. There are different types of trials studying a diverse array of therapies, which can aid physicians in creating a more personalized care plan for each individual patient.


Why might your patients be interested in participating in clinical trials?

  • Provides hope for people with living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, their families and future generations
  • Enables people with a dementia diagnosis to play a more active role in their own health care
  • Gives access to potential treatments before they are widely available
  • Offers expert medical care at leading health care facilities – often free of cost – while participating in important medical research
  • Healthy patients can participate in clinical trials, and there may be prevention studies for people at higher risk

Types of Clinical Trials


Test new treatments or
combinations of treatments


Donate for loved ones,
Find new tests or procedures
for diagnosing a disease


Investigate ways to prevent
the onset of a disease

Quality of life

Explore ways to improve quality of life
for individuals who have chronic illness,
their caregivers and family members


Web-based studies
conducted entirely online

Facts about TrialMatch

Continuously updated database of 250+ research studies


All patient information is kept confidential. It is the decision of the individual whether to contact a study or not

Given its quick, easy use, physicians may also create a profile on behalf of a patient during a visit, and provide them with the resulting studies that they may be eligible for.

Your patients can also access TrialMatch by phone if preferred

How Can Your Patients Find Clinical Trials to Participate In?

TrialMatch is a free service that matches your patients, their care partners, and healthy volunteers with current clinical studies.  Start using TrialMatch through 4 easy steps: 


1. Create a TrialMatch account online or by phone

2. Create a profile


3. Complete the match questionnaire

4. Review the results of matched studies

How do I use TrialMatch?

TrialMatch is accessible online and by phone:

Visit alz.org/trialmatch

or Call 800-272-3900

How to Use TrialMatch
Watch this step-by-step video on how to create a TrialMatch account on behalf of your patient and how to search for studies using TrialMatch