Alzheimer's Disease/ Dementia

Stem cells from cord blood are being investigated as a possible treatment for Alzheimer's Disease. Click on the link provided to find out more about the trial. It remains too early to know if the approach will be suitable, or even provide any benefit. We need evidence collected in clinical trials to determine if a proposed stem cell treatment is both safe and effective.

tagged as Alzheimer's Disease/ Dementia

  • Safety and Efficiency of Umbilical Cord-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease Location: China
    Overview: This study is investigating a possible treatment for Alzheimer's disease with donated cord blood. The trial is being conducted at the Academy of Military Medical Sciences Hospital and the Peking University. The study is currently open but not recruiting subjects. Patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease will receive to infusions of mesenchymal stem cells obtained from donated umbilical cord blood. Participants will be assessed ten weeks after transfusion for any complications and any changes in their cognitive function using standard tests. There is no control group in this study. The trial commenced in March 2012 and is expected enrol 30 patients by February 2014.
    Link to Clinical Registry
    Trial Design: Safety and Efficacy Study
    Status: Not yet started
    Stem Cell: Umbilical Cord Stem Cells