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Ensuring diverse participation in Alzheimer’s clinical trial participants

Enrolling representative populations in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease is critical for finding treatments that will be safe and effective for all patients. African Americans and Latinos are disproportionately affected by this disease yet are substantially underrepresented in trials of promising therapies. For example, an analysis of data from more than 100 clinical trials testing new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease found that only 12% of participants were of any non-White race or Hispanic ethnicity.