The Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) was formed in 1991 as a cooperative agreement between the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the University of California, San Diego. The ADCS is a major initiative for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) clinical studies in the Federal Government, addressing treatments for both cognitive and behavioral symptoms. The ADCS is part of the NIA Division of Neuroscience’s effort to facilitate the discovery, development and testing of new drugs for the treatment of AD and is part of the Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Initiative as well.
CURRENT ADCS STUDIES
PEACE AD is a multi-center, randomized, placebo-controlled study evaluating the efficacy and safety of the Prazosin drug.
ADCS RESEARCH NEWS
What’s next in the Raskind/Peskind Prazosin research? They are directing the ADCS’ Peace AD trial which will test Prazosin, as a treatment for disruptive agitation, in people with moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease. The trial is launching this spring in over 20 memory and long term care communities in the US.