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Participate in Research

The Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center has a wide variety of opportunities for volunteers to participate in important research studies designed to discover ways to prevent, treat, and ultimately eradicate Alzheimer’s disease as well as other related neurological diseases. We are recruiting diverse volunteers on an ongoing basis to learn more about memory and aging.

We are seeking individuals of any age with memory loss, including persons diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson's disease with dementia and Lewy Body disease. We also need seniors who do not have significant memory loss to serve as our controls.

While some of our studies investigate treatments designed to improve thinking and daily functioning, we are also studying ways to slow decline or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s’ disease. Shiley Marcos ADRC participants may be among the first to benefit from promising new treatments.


Select from the categories below to view research opportunities open to you by specific diagnosis:



Healthy adults with No memory concerns

Subjects with Memory Concerns but NO Diagnosis

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Alzheimers Disease (AD)

Parkinson's Disease with NO memory Concerns (PD)

Parkinson's Disease With memory Concerns (PDD)

Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB)

Frontotemporal and Other Dementias


Research Registry

Are you interested in participating in a research study but don't currently see one that suits you? You can now join our Research Registry to be placed on a list for future studies. 

*Call the ADRC 858-822-4800 and ask for Tracey Truscott, LCSW for more information or e-mail