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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. 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. Please click here for a short overview of the types of studies available at the ADRC and read more in-depth information in the table below.



Normal Aging Longitudinal Study


Identifying normal age related memory changes



Memory Impaired

Longitudinal Study


Annual comprehensive memory and physical evaluation for persons with MCI, AD, PDD, DLB, and FTD and related dementias.


Memory in Aging Project


Identifying memory changes in aging that may predict future dementia


Dementia with Lewy Bodies Research


Several investigators have studies available to persons who have a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease with dementia and Dementia with Lewy Bodies.



Clinical Trials Overview


General clinical trials information



Clinical Trials Currently Enrolling New Participants


Tests of new treatments and methods of early disease detection



Ongoing Clinical Trials


Clinical Trials that are ongoing but no longer recruiting new participants



Affiliated Research Studies


Other studies related to Alzheimer’s disease, MCI, and normal aging that are being conducted by ADRC faculty affiliates