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Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment (CART)

The Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment, under the direction of Dr. Reisa Sperling, is affiliated with the Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Our mission is two-fold: to assess promising new treatments for Alzheimer's disease through clinical trials and to improve early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease by employing more sensitive clinical evaluations, biological markers, and neuroimaging techniques.

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Harvard Professor Takes Alzheimer’s Fight Personally Video

Dr. Reisa Sperling, Director of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, talks about the personal impact of Alzheimer’s disease, which affected both her father and grandfather. Dr. Sperling is leading a multi-national study testing whether intervening before Alzheimer’s disease’s decline becomes apparent can make a difference in treatment.


Reducing Alzheimer's Disease Risk Video

Dr. Gad A. Marshall, Associate Medical Director of Clinical Trials in Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, discusses what steps adults can take to reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

PBS NOVA: Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped?

Join investigators, including Dr. Reisa Sperling of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment, as they untangle the cause of Alzheimer’s and race to develop a cure. Aired: 04/13/16.

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The Brain Donation Hub

With the generosity of donors and their families, the Brain Donation Hub supports our talented neuroscientists by providing access to essential research tools, particularly brain tissue. This invaluable resource enables research into underlying brain mechanisms and fuels breakthroughs in detection, treatment, prevention, and cures.

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