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Grantee in the News: Reisa Sperling in Reader’s Digest on early signs of Alzheimer’s disease and the A4 study

Jun 4
2018

Grantee in the News: Reisa Sperling in Reader’s Digest on early signs of Alzheimer’s disease and the A4 study View MoreBACK

On May 29, 2018, Reader’s Digest spotlighted the insights and research of 2003 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leader Career Development Award in Aging recipient Reisa Sperling M.D., M.M.Sc.

10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Every Adult Should Know” highlights a new clinical trial on Alzheimer’s disease led by Dr. Sperling. The A4 study "will evaluate patients with evidence of Alzheimer’s damage in the brain but who still have normal thinking and memory function. The trial will randomly assign groups to receive medication, and researchers will determine over three years whether the drugs affected the patients’ memory or levels of amyloid.”

Dr. Sperling also lends her insights to different early stages of Alzheimer’s disease such as losing interest in hobbies. Dr. Sperling explains, “Alzheimer’s-related brain changes can cause apathy, which makes people lose motivation.”

Read the full article here.


Reisa Sperling, M.D., M.M.Sc. is the Director of the Center for Alzheimer's Research and Treatment and Co-investigator at the Neuroimaging Core at the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. She is also a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.





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