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ACADIA Neurodegenerative Disease and Psychosis

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


To assess the safety and tolerability of pimavanserin compared to placebo in adult and elderly subjects with neuropsychiatric symptoms related to neurodegenerative disease


Alzheimer's, Behavior, Dementia, Elderly, Neurological Disorders, Older Adults


Drug or Biologic



60 - 99 years


Study Population

This study will be conducted as a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study in adult and elderly, greater than or equal to 60 yo, subjects with neuropsychiatric symptoms related to neurodegenerative disease.


Daniel Kaufer
Assoc Professor with tenure

For questions, contact:

Luigi Troiani
(919) 843-2579
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Recruitment Period End

May 31, 2021


Primary Location
UNC Healthcare Adult Neurology Clinic
194 Finley Golf Course Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, USA
Secondary Location

Study Qualifications

Gender Any

Age Range 60 - 99 years

Participant qualification(s) Must have neuropsychiatric symptoms, associated with a neurodegenerative disease, severe enough to warrant treatment with an antipsychotic agent, Neurodegenerative diseases: Parkinson's dementia Dementia with Lewy bodies Alzheimer's disease Frontotemporal degeneration spectrum disorders

Not eligible if: Has neuropsychiatric symptoms primarily attributed to current delirium or substance abuse Is in hospice or receiving end-of-life palliative care History of epilepsy History of HIV or Hepatitis C infection

Number of Visits

    » 7 In person visit(s)

    1 Screening, 1 Baseline, 5 Clinic, 1 possible CT or MRI if none in the past 3 years

    » 1 Remote visit(s)

    1 phone

Participation Period

12 weeks


$84 for completed study visits and unscheduled visits. $69.30 for travel for scheduled and unscheduled study visits

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