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Participate in Research

The Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center has a wide variety of opportunities for volunteers to participate in important research studies designed to discover ways to prevent, treat, and ultimately eradicate Alzheimer’s disease as well as other related neurological diseases. We are recruiting diverse volunteers on an ongoing basis to learn more about memory and aging.

Quick link to enrolling clinical drug trials.


Select from the categories below to view research opportunities open to you by specific diagnosis:



Healthy adults with No memory concerns

Subjects with Memory Concerns but NO Diagnosis

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Alzheimers Disease (AD)

Young Onset Alzheimer's Disease (younger than 65 yrs at onset)

Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease

Parkinson's Disease with NO memory Concerns (PD)

Parkinson's Disease With memory Concerns (PDD)

Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB)

Frontotemporal and Other Dementias


Research Registry

Are you interested in participating in a research study but don't currently see one that suits you? You can now join our Research Registry to be placed on a list for future studies. 

*Call the ADRC 858-822-4800 and ask for Tracey Truscott, LCSW for more information or e-mail