Types of Research StudiesThe Banner Alzheimer’s Institute team pursues treatment studies designed to evaluate the effectiveness of investigational drugs in people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms dementia, those with early memory loss and people who are cognitively unimpaired.
Our team also conducts non-treatment research studies to increase understanding of the aging process in both healthy individuals and people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
These studies include the carefully regulated and monitored use of investigational drugs intended to:
- Help individuals think and remember better
- Delay progression of memory and thinking problems
- Reduce agitation or similar symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease
- Evaluate immunotherapies, such as vaccines, in slowing disease progression
- Treat individuals who have advanced dementia
The Banner Alzheimer's Institute team pursues research to better understand the aging process. Our studies include individuals without an Alzheimer's diagnosis and people with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. BAI innovative research features:
- Brain Imaging Research - BAI is an international leader in the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to measure the extent of Alzheimer's int he brain. Our research includes individuals who do not have dementia but are at an increased risk for developing memory and thinking problems due to age and genetic background. We also have people in the early stages of Alzheimer's in our brain imaging research.
- Research focused on minority groups - BAI is developing research opportunities for minority populations, including Latinos and Native Americans.
- Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium - We are a leading partner in this consortium, which is nationally recognized as a model of statewide collaboration in Alzheimer's research