IDEAS Study Reaches Recruitment Goal, Demonstrates Value of PET Scans

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  • January 9, 2018
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A swift and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s has a huge impact on access to treatments and eligibility for research trials, plus much-needed support and information services. Yet this diagnosis is often hard to get. An amyloid PET scan provides direct evidence of the amyloid plaques that are hallmarks of Alzheimer’s Continue Reading

INTERIM RESULTS FROM THE IDEAS STUDY REPORTED AT AAIC 2017 IN LONDON

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  • July 20, 2017
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  CONTACTS: Alzheimer’s Association International Conf. Press Office, +44 (0) 20-7069-6000, media@alz.org Niles Frantz, Alzheimer’s Association, +1 312-365-8782, nfrantz@alz.org   FROM THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017 ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES $20 MILLION LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION TRIAL IN THE U.S. TO PREVENT COGNITIVE DECLINE – Results from Nearly 4,000 Participants re: Impact Continue Reading

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IDEAS Study Spurs Related Research to Impact Dementia Care

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  • June 15, 2017
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Coordinated Studies Will Become a Powerful Tool for the Alzheimer’s Research Community June 08, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC AND CHICAGO — The milestone Imaging Dementia — Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study  is working with government and academic researchers to launch three add-on studies to expand the impact of the core study Continue Reading

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Does knowing the truth help in Alzheimer’s?

health — Mental Health Updated: April 29, 2016 — 8:51 AM EDT by Stacey Burling, Staff Writer Mark Karasow and his wife, Connie Bastek-Karasow, are part of a giant national experiment to determine whether more precise diagnoses can help patients with hard-to-diagnose dementia symptoms even though there still is little Continue Reading

IDEAS-Study – Site IRB Closeout Guidance

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  • June 7, 2017
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TO:  IDEAS Study Referring Practices As you are aware, the study closed to enrollment on December 6, 2017 with the final PET scans to be conducted by mid-January and all PET assessments/interpretations to be submitted 7 days later.  ACRIN 7155 IDEAS Study will close to data submission on January 31, Continue Reading

IDEAS-Study To Close To Participant Enrollment On December 7

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  • June 6, 2017
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TO: All IDEAS-Study Site Teams Thanks to your efforts, the IDEAS Study is nearing the study enrollment goal! Therefore, participant enrollment is slated to close on Thursday, December 7. Please see the attached frequently asked questions for details. On behalf of Principal Investigator Gil Rabinovici and the study leadership team, Continue Reading

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Q&A: IDEAS Study Opens Diagnostic Options for Complicated Dementia Cases

informationBright IDEAS spoke with Constantine Lyketsos, M.D., M.H.S., Elizabeth Plank Althouse Professor for Alzheimer’s Research, director of the Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center and associate director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, all at Johns Hopkins. The Imaging Dementia-Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study is an open-label, longitudinal cohort study Continue Reading

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Q&A: Dementia Expert and Radiologist Share Their IDEAS Study Experience to Date

  Bright IDEAS spoke with Erik Roberson, MD, PhD, and Jonathan McConathy, MD, PhD, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham about their experiences in the IDEAS-Study. McConathy is an radiologist; Roberson is a neurologist. They address important topics, including:   Patient/participant satisfaction Paperwork Reimbursement   (Bright IDEAS): Please describe Continue Reading

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Alzheimer’s study underway on a potential diagnostic tool

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  • May 2, 2016
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By Jocelyn Maminta Medical/Health Reporter Published: April 27, 2016, 5:27 pm MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) – A nationwide study is underway that could improve the standard of care for Alzheimer’s Disease.The focus is on brain images – that may be able to help doctors determine if someone has Alzheimer’s.An image of Continue Reading