The Accord Study

Behavioral Changes in People with Alzheimer's Disease

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is demanding. And when agitation is a factor, it’s all the more difficult. It has been reported that 70% of people with Alzheimer’s display agitation and aggression.

Examples include:

     – Rapid changes in mood

     – Irritability or outbursts

     – Physical or verbal aggression

     – Excessive motor activity (pacing, rocking, gesturing, etc)

Not treating these symptoms may make things worse. In fact,  agitation is associated  with faster cognitive decline, increased caregiver burden, earlier nursing home placement, and increased mortality. Right now, doctors at select US centers are conducting a research study of an investigational oral medication to see if it can reduce symptoms of agitation in people with Alzheimer’s disease. 

Participants in the ACCORD Study will receive study-related care and study medication at no cost. Compensation for time and travel may also be provided. 

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