Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders
The most common chronic memory disorder is Alzheimer's disease, which affects approximately 5 million people in the United States. In Rhode Island, with its large elderly population, Alzheimer's Disease is particularly common, affecting an estimated 25,000 men and women.
The Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Rhode Island Hospital offers a full range of diagnostic and treatment services, including brain imaging, genetic testing, and neuropsychological evaluation.
The center is nationally known not only for its clinical services but also for its research, including the clinical trials program that offers the latest in leading-edge new therapies aimed to treat and also delay, and ultimately prevent, the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.