Treatment for Alzheimer Disease

Phase-Based Estimates
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Rochester, MN
Alzheimer Disease+1 More
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
Alzheimer Disease

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether PET/CT imaging can be used to measure brain inflammation and its relation to Alzheimer's Disease.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Dementia

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Estimate

1 of 3

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Treatment will improve 3 primary outcomes and 1 secondary outcome in patients with Alzheimer Disease. Measurement will happen over the course of 4 year.

4 year
Determine if neuroinflammation, as measured by C-11 ER176 SUVr and inflammatory blood test measurements, is correlated with an increase in AB plaque, as measured by C-11 PiB SUVr.
Determine if neuroinflammation, as measured by C-11 ER176 SUVr, is correlated with a history of increased cognitive decline in the 5 years preceding PET imaging, as measured by z scores from neuropsychiatric test results (memory, etc.).
Determine if neuroinflammation, as measured by PET imaging, is associated with plasma biomarkers of inflammation.
Incidence of adverse events attributable to ER176.

Trial Safety

Safety Estimate

2 of 3
This is better than 68% of similar trials

Trial Design

1 Treatment Groups


This trial requires 100 total participants across 1 different treatment groups

This trial involves a single treatment. Treatment is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are in Phase 2 and have already been tested with other people.

ControlNo treatment in the control group

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 4 year
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly 4 year for reporting.

Closest Location

Mayo Clinic in Rochester - Rochester, MN

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 5 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

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Capacity to sign consent or have a legally authorized representative to sign the consent.
Males or females 60 years of age or older.
Meet the requirements for one of the four groups (CU A-, CU A+, MCI A+, AD A+).
Undergoing neurologic evaluation procedures with cognitive testing in the MCSA or - ADRC for a minimum of about 3 years.
All participants must have had an amyloid PiB PET scan and MRI brain scan within the previous 6 months.

Patient Q&A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

How many people get alzheimer disease a year in the United States?

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Approximately 44,700 people in the United States would be diagnosed with AD in the United States in 2018. Only 5% of these would die of the disease in the United States, and only 1% would die in the United States.

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What are common treatments for alzheimer disease?

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The most common form of treatment for AD is medication. This usually consists of either acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs) such as donepezil, rivastigmine, or galantamine, memantine, and donepezil is a combination medication that can include orlistat.\nquestion: What are common treatments for depression? answer: The most common therapy for depression is antidepressant medication. Treatment options range from SSRIs to newer agents such as NMDA antagonists and PAM medications.\nquestion: What is common in early treatment of pediatric traumatic brain injury? answer: Most children received a CT, and only 10% received an EEG.

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Can alzheimer disease be cured?

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Although this therapy is not designed to cure Alzheimer's disease, outcomes are good. However, although most patients have a good prognosis with treatment, some die but many more deteriorate without treatment. Alzheimer's disease responds well to standard treatment, although no therapy has been demonstrated to be more effective by any objective measure than any other.

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What causes alzheimer disease?

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Alzheimer disease has many causes affecting family members and members of close relatives. Alkylation of DNA and the accumulation of protein aggregates in the brain play a key role in the progression of this disease. As we unravel the genetics of the condition, the exact cause of the disease will hopefully be discovered.

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What are the signs of alzheimer disease?

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Behavioral and psychological changes are characteristic of early Alzheimer disease. An inability to learn new information, difficulty remembering names of things and people, as well as inappropriate jokes and stories are also early signs of Alzheimer disease. In later stages of the disease, changes in personality include paranoia, irritability, restlessness and decreased enjoyment and interest in everyday activities.\n

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What is alzheimer disease?

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Alzheimer disease is a progressive decline in brain function of multiple areas, often starting with memory loss and then progress to loss of language and other cognitive abilities. Most frequently, people who are diagnosed in their 70s or 80s have it for a decade or more before they are treated.\n

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Is treatment typically used in combination with any other treatments?

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Treatment typically used in combination with other agents for AD is found to be the first line treatment for treating patients with mild AD. However, further combination in treatments to overcome the limitations of different medications use in AD is highly recommended.

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Who should consider clinical trials for alzheimer disease?

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This analysis supports that patients with probable or possible AD have little to gain from clinical trials, unlike patients who are at high risk of developing AD from the prodromal stage. Clinical trials may be worthwhile for patients who meet certain criteria for "moderately progressive AD" whose disease course is not predicted to be delayed or accelerated by the addition of clinical trials. These criteria should be developed.

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What does treatment usually treat?

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This research shows similarities between two different patient groups receiving Alzheimer's disease (AD) therapeutics. These patients are not only grouped based on age but also by the type of therapy received. The therapy groups included patients treated with AD drugs in the United States and Canadian patients treated with an AD medication in the United Kingdom and Europe. It is clear that many therapies, not only one, are effective at reducing symptoms associated with the Alzheimer's disease.

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Does treatment improve quality of life for those with alzheimer disease?

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Quality of life improved after treatment in this population, but is a sensitive outcome that is probably not amenable to clinical assessment in this group. It may be of value to examine psychological outcomes to help define the impact of alzheimer's disease.

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How serious can alzheimer disease be?

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Serious AD can lead to a rapid deterioration in function and a rapid death. If not diagnosed early, it may be too late for treatment, but with right care and support, most people with AD can live on [normal life expectancies] and be able to function in an independent way. And as the disease is gradual, people have time to change how they think about the benefits or risks of medication. But while treatment can reduce the effects of symptoms, for some people with AD, the underlying problem is not cured - the underlying cause of the dementia and disability. Without these treatments, people with Alzheimer's disease face a lonely and frustrating progression to death. However, some people with Alzheimer's can control their symptoms with appropriate medication.

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Does alzheimer disease run in families?

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Recent findings suggest that the heritability of the two major risk criteria for Alzheimer disease (sex-specific APOE4 allele, and high mean CSF tau) are approximately the same and that these findings are more reproducible than the known genetic loci controlling Alzheimer disease risk factors.

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