Meet Our Research Participants
Families are willing to make remarkable efforts to participate in research. One such dedicated family brought thirteen family members from all across the country to Mayo Clinic to participate in research! To begin their journey, family members left their homes in the south part of the country, others from the Chicago area, and the rest from the Grand Rapids area. They all convened in Michigan, where they boarded a van for the trip to Rochester, Minnesota.
The family spent two days at the Abigail Van Buren Alzheimer’s Research Clinic at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. During that time, each family member agreed to undergo memory testing and lab-work, and a visit with the neurologist. ‘I felt very reassured knowing my mother got really good care while she was here’ said one of the family members. Several family members mentioned that they had no idea just how important their willingness to participate in research was. Between all the appointments and testing, the family reveled in the time they were able to spend together. They enjoyed dining out, touring the city and being in one another’s company – something they are not able to do very often these days.
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