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  • Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center

    There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative memory disorders, but new treatments are available to help alleviate patients' symptoms and slow their progression. Aggressive research studies are ongoing and are continually shedding new light on these illnesses.


    Brian Ott, MD, is a leader in memory disorder research, with numerous national clinical trials and studies currently underway at the center. He represents Brown University in the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study, a consortium of National Institutes of Health-funded Alzheimer research centers that conduct clinical trials of new therapies for Alzheimer's disease.

    In an effort to slow the disease's progression and alleviate its symptoms through early intervention, Ott also participates in pharmaceutical company-sponsored research studies of new medicines for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.

    Henry Querfurth, MD, PhD, heads a basic laboratory that explores the effects of intraneuronal beta amyloid on synaptic function and the relationships between beta amyloid pathology and inclusion body myositis. He is also developing a non-invasive method to measure intracranial pressure. Find out more about his research. re

    Mild Cognitive Impairment Phone Study

    This current study involves use of a phone interview technique screening process to help detect memory problems. The process does not involve any medications or long-term commitment. Some of our patients are already part of the study, but we're seeking others to complete the group.

    If you are between the ages of 60 and 80 and have been diagnosed with mild dementia or mild cognitive impairment or if you are healthy and have an interest in helping science better understand how the mind works call us at 401-444-3673.

    Dementia Caregiver Support Research Study

    Learn more about our Dementia Caregiver Support Research Studyree

    Find out more about research studies conducted with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown Universityresearch

    Medication and Driving Ability Study

    Common Alzheimer's Medication Helps Skills Necessary for Safe Drivingresearch

    To support our research contact Amy Montalto at the development office at or 401-444-6213.

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