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Grantees in the News: Beeson Scholar Reisa Sperling Works to Catch Early Signs of Alzheimer's

Mar 19
2014

Grantees in the News: Beeson Scholar Reisa Sperling Works to Catch Early Signs of Alzheimer's View MoreBACK

On March 19th, 2014, NPR highlighted AFAR grantee, Reisa Sperling, MD’s work to expand the detection and treatment of people whose biomarkers indicate they are at risk of developing dementia.

Dr. Sperling’s new treatment has successfully slowed cognitive decline among individuals with early dementia symptoms and her promising A4 study will determine whether the drug has preventative qualities.

If successful, this treatment will have a monumental impact in preventing dementia and curving the growth in Alzheimer’s patients. (Dr. Sperling's study was also featured in a recent Daily Beast article that proposed new approaches to Alzheimer's research.)

Reisa Sperling, MD is Director of the Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment and a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and the recipient of a 2003 Paul Beeson Career Development Awards in Aging Research.

For information on causation behind Alzheimer’s disease and dementia visit our educational resource, Infoaging.





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