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This database provides a catalog of the therapeutics currently or previously tested as treatment for Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, focusing on those that have progressed to Phase 2 or beyond in U.S. clinical trials. We strive to keep this database up-to-date and welcome you to contact us at


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AD Target / Therapy Types

The two tables below organize the therapeutics within this database by therapy type and proposed target type. The number of therapeutics within each category is indicated according to the highest phase each therapeutic has achieved in U.S. clinical trials. For example, if a given therapeutic is in both Phase 2 and Phase 3 trials, it is included in the Phase 3 total.


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  3. WANTED: Biomarkers for Drug Trials in Frontotemporal Dementia
  4. Drug Trials in Frontotemporal Dementia: Can Field Push Forward Together?


  1. Suzanne Hendrix on Constructing Composites for Trials in Early Alzheimer’s
  2. Computational Modeling—Will it Rescue AD Clinical Trials?
  3. Resolving Controversies on the Path to AD Therapeutics
  4. Treating Before Symptoms—ADCS Invites Ideas for Clinical Trials in Very Early AD

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