Denise Canchola, a nurse practitioner with a Master of Science in Nursing degree and a mental health certification, recently became involved in the Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch. Utilizing the organization's database, she was able to get involved in research taking place in San Antonio, Texas from her home in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Canchola became interested in Alzheimer's research when her mother was diagnosed with the disease in 2010 and, as she possesses a background in psychiatric nursing, felt compelled to contribute to the ongoing science. When she learned about the Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch, a service that connects individuals suffering from the disease and medical professionals interested in contributing to research efforts with clinical trials all over the U.S., Canchola used the database to enroll her mother in a study and get involved herself.
"My mother is passionate about the fight against Alzheimer's," said Canchola. "We understand the significance of advancing research through clinical trials and we turned to Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch to find the trials for which she was qualified, and were near enough for her to travel."