placebo controlled clinical trial

Discussion in 'Caregivers' started by ranthony, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. ranthony

    ranthony New Member

    Has any Alzheimers caregiver had experience with participating in an placebo controlled clinical trial? What should I consider if I am thinking of this for my father? Any down side? Anything I should make sure I knwo before I agree to have my father participate?
  2. Yesh

    Yesh New Member

    I would not recommend it because if your father happens to be one of the patients that gets the placebo, there is a pretty sure bet his symptoms will get worse and he will not be able to take medications to help with the symptoms as these studies are strictly monitored. besides the fact he may end up in a worse state than he is now.

    God bless