Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment (CART)
Welcome to CART!
The Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment (CART) resumes on site appointments this month on a limited basis. Staff are eager to welcome back participants and study partners of ongoing clinical trials and are taking precautions to keep everyone safe, including: wearing masks; limiting the number, and duration of, exposures; screening staff and participants and study partners for COVID-19 symptoms 24-72 hours prior to visits, and sanitizing exam and testing rooms before and after every visit. For a list of other precautions being taken at CART, see the attached document.
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.
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.