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Alzheimer's Disease

The Alzheimer Center

Alzheimer’s disease strips away our most human qualities – memory, personality, reasoning and language – eventually preventing the ability of patients to perform the simplest every day activities. In the United States alone, more than five million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and this number is projected to grow to seven million by 2025.

Over the past three decades, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have made groundbreaking discoveries about how and why Alzheimer’s develops. The BWH Alzheimer Center unites our programs in laboratory research (led by Dr. Dennis Selkoe), clinical trials (led by Dr. Reisa Sperling) and patient care (led by Dr. Kirk Daffner) to advance the prevention and treatment of this devastating disease.

Education and Treatment

Clinical Trials

Laboratory Research


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