The PRESENCE Study - About Clinical Research Studies

About Clinical Research Studies

Clinical Research Studies Aim to Advance and Improve Treatment Options for All Conditions, Including Dementia with Lewy Bodies.

A clinical research study is designed to answer questions about the safety of potential new drugs and to find out how well they work. These studies must be performed before a potential new medication or treatment can be approved for use in patients and sold to the general public.

It is important to test drugs and medical products in the people they are meant to help. It is also important to conduct research in a variety of people because different people may respond differently to treatments.

For each research study, researchers develop eligibility criteria, such as age, gender, previous treatment history, and other medical conditions. Not everyone who applies for a research study will be accepted. Participants will be selected based on the eligibility criteria and the number of participants needed by the researchers.

What are the Benefits?

Taking part in a clinical research study can offer several benefits including:

  • Getting actively involved in your own healthcare
  • Having access to investigational treatments
  • Having access to specialists in the condition being studied
  • Helping others by possibly progressing medical research