Roper St. Francis invites people to take part in the Alzheimer’s Prevention Trials APT Webstudy
Roper St. Francis’s Research and Innovation Center was selected to take part in a national study that uses quarterly online memory testing to identify people who are at risk for Alzheimer’s Disease.
The first of its kind, Alzheimer Prevention Trials (APT) WebStudy aims to increase the enrollment of research participants by enlisting more than 50,000 healthy volunteers age 50+, who have not been diagnosed with a memory disorder and are potentially interested in participating in clinical trials. If a change in memory function is detected, volunteers are alerted and matched with local clinical trials.
“Roper St. Francis Healthcare is proud to be part of this elite group of facilities to be chosen in this first of its kind study,” said Abigail O’Connell, Roper St. Francis Research Clinician. “The APT WebStudy is the wave of the future – it engages people in their own home, on their computer using the latest technology to identify those potentially at risk for Alzheimer’s disease.”
Joining the study is simple: create an account on the secure website, answer a few questions designed to determine your overall risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and take a free memory and thinking assessment once every three months. Participants benefit not only by having their brain health assessed over time, but also potentially helping to advance Alzheimer’s research. If it is determined that an individual is at an increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s, he/she may be invited for a free in-person evaluation at our Roper St. Francis Research and Innovation Center, which would include additional memory assessments, brain scans, and labwork. If eligible, the individual would then be invited to enroll in a clinical trial aimed at preventing cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
If you would like to join the APT Webstudy, please visit www.aptwebstudy.org to register.