Neighborly Home Care Announces Major New Alzheimer’s Study in Philadelphia

October 6, 2016 – Ardmore, PA – Can Alzheimer’s be prevented among those identified to be at risk earlier in their lives? A new study called A4 being conducted in Philadelphia, and across the country, seeks to answer this vital question. The in home care experts at Neighborly Home Care want to ensure that Philadelphia and Delaware County residents know about their opportunity to participate in this potentially ground-breaking study.

In Home Care in Delaware CountyHealthy older adults between the ages of 65 and 84 who are not currently suffering from memory loss or other signs of dementia are invited to apply for participation in the A4 study.  

A4 is testing a new intravenous drug called solanezumab, which has previously been shown to reduce levels of a protein called amyloid in the brain. Amyloid has been associated strongly with Alzheimer’s and other late-life dementia. The study, therefore, is to observe if early intervention with solanezumab among those who already have elevated amyloid levels will reduce instances of Alzheimer’s.

Ultimately, the study is taking place in fifty-six US cities, along with tests in Canada and Australia as well. Those participating will need to be able to provide contact details for at least one close friend or relative who will be willing to fill out regular surveys regarding the mental well-being of the patient. All responses, of course, will be kept anonymous.  

For more information, refer to the study’s webpage at www.A4study.org, or to their list of trial locations at a4study.org/locations/.

About Neighborly Home Care

With twenty-five years of experience, Neighborly Home Care is a trusted provider of in home care in Delaware County, PA, including Bryn Mawr and Bala Cynwyd. Neighborly Home Care specializes in home care with an emphasis on compassion and empowerment, with a fully-bonded staff of highly-trained professionals capable of helping with a wide variety of mental, emotional, and physical disabilities that elderly residents face.  

For more information about Neighborly Home Care, please call 610-658-5822 or visit https://www.neighborlyhomecare.com.

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