A clinical trial is when scientists do a study to see if a treatment (such as a new Alzheimer's drug) works well is is safe to take.
Clinical trials give us hope! Researchers are always testing new medications for Alzheimer's patients, but they need participants. A participant is a person who volunteers to take an experimental drug. They need recruit volunteers.
If you have a family member with Alzheimer's disease you can discuss it with your parents and maybe the loved one could participate.
There is a really cool website that the government runs called ClinicalTrials.gov (www.clinicaltrials.gov)
If you go to that website you can type in: Alzheimer's disease or dementia and find trials that are taking place in your area.
Scientists are working very hard so maybe one day, there will be an amazing treatment or even a cure!
The scientists need our help in finding volunteers for the studies!