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Generation (Alzheimer's Disease)

Alzheimer's disease affects the brain and is the most common form of dementia accounting for 60-80% of all cases. Alzheimer's primarily affects an older generation and often presents as memory impairment. Some individuals are genetically predisposed to Alzheimer's disease meaning that they have an increased risk of developing this disorder due to differences in their genes. Despite many advancements in Alzheimer's research, no cure has been identified thus far. 

The GENERATION study is a two-part study which aims to recruit individuals aged 60-75 years who are at an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease development but do not yet present with any of the symptoms. This study will involve identifying these individuals and investigating two new drugs for the prevention of Alzheimer's disease over a period of 5-8 years. 

This study is looking for participants who may be eligible by testing for the presence of a particular gene to determine whether you may belong to a group of people who are at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. 

For more information on this study, click here to visit the study website.

If you are interested in this study then please contact the SHARE team by telephone on 01382 383235 or 01382 383431. You can also email us at to log your interest.

Generation Program

This study is investigating two new drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer\'s Disease.

1 . Are you aged 60-75?
2 . Do you live in Tayside?
3 . Have you ever been diagnosed with memory problems?