Research 2018-02-22T12:24:19+00:00


Alzheimer’s Texas* is dedicated to encouraging and supporting research through our partnerships with the DKR Alzheimer’s Research Fund and the Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium and others.

We also support the work of UsAgainstAlzheimer's.  Join the A-List 1000, the 1st on-line club partnering with researchers for a cure.

The Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer's Disease represents the pinnacle of commitment to excellence in Research and Care for Texans to attempt to cure Alzheimer's disease (AD) in our lifetimes, to expand research into Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), and to expand the paradigms of care and access for Texans, enabling exposure to preventative care and treatment strategies aimed at combating the epidemic of AD. Alzheimer’s Texas* was the recipient of the Edith Royal Caregiver Grant in 2014 to fund education and support programs.

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The Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium (TARCC) is a collaboration between six of the state’s leading medical research institutions to improve early diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Clinical Trial Opportunities

  • Agitation Treatment Alzheimer's Research Study in Austin, TX - More than half of people with Alzheimer's experience agitation. CTT is enrolling for a research study testing an investigational medication for the treatment of agitation, including aggression, in patients with symptoms of or a diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease.  Participants must be 55+ years old, have symptoms of AD, have a friend or family member who can attend study visits, and have verbal or physical agitation and/or aggression occurring several times per week.  Qualified participants receive: compensation up to $390 for time and travel, caregiver compensation will also be available, and study-related care from a board-certified physician, exams, and investigational medicine at no cost.  Call (210) 949-0122 or apply online at  Local research contact: Community Clinical Research, Inc., 8334 Cross Park Drive, Austin, Texas  78754, (512) 597-6718.
  • National Alzheimer's PET Scan Study for Amyloid Brain Evaluation in Lakeway, TX - Qualified patients are 65+ years old, have Medicare, and diagnosis of MCI, or undiagnosed dementia.  Study includes initial visit, PET Scan, and 3 month follow up visit.  No medications are involved in this study.  Enrollment is open now and study will conclude around January 2018.  Call Dr. Ron DeVere, Board Certified Neurologist, Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Clinic, to enroll or for more information at (512) 261-7909.
  • The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is currently looking for subjects to participate in the Texas Alzheimer's Disease Research and Care Consortium. The Texas Council on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (Council) has established a Consortium of Alzheimer's Disease Centers in Texas comprised of the following institutions: Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, the University of North Texas Health Science Center, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Visit for more information.
  • The five medical research institutions participating in the Texas Alzheimer's Research Consortium are currently recruiting persons age 50 or older with probable Alzheimer's disease to participate in TARCC research studies into Alzheimer's onset and progression. The TARCC also is recruiting adults with healthy cognition to serve as a research "control" group. For more information about how to participate in the Consortium's Alzheimer's research studies, please contact the Project Coordinator at one of the following medical research institutions.

Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Tracey Evans Dawson
TARCC Project Coordinator

University of North Texas Health Science Center
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth
Lisa Alvarez
TARCC Project Coordinator

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas                                                                 
Sarah Brisebois                                                               
Research Study Coordinator 

 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock
Vicki Perez, CRC
TARCC Project Coordinator

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Marsha Polk
TARC Project Coordinator

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