Volunteers are key for new trial

ADNeT researchers have begun to approach volunteers who have registered on the ADNeT Research Volunteer portal for a new trial that has commenced that will assess the benefit of removing amyloid plaques from the brain using an antibody injection every month. Amyloid plaques are a critical part of Alzheimer’s disease and slowly accumulate for decades before the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease appear. This major international trial hopes to show that removing the plaques will stop decline in memory function and delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

The first volunteers have now been scanned for amyloid plaques in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth with Sydney and Newcastle starting soon. If plaques are found on the PET brain scan, participants will be encouraged to enter the treatment trial.

More volunteers are needed in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Newcastle. Interested persons should sign up on the ADNeT research volunteer portal.