Research & Program News
RI Chosen as 1 of 5 Sites for First Nationwide Study of Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce Risk of Cognitive Decline
The U.S. Study to Protect Brain Health Through Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce Risk (U.S. POINTER) is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and is the first such study to be conducted in a large, diverse group of Americans across the United States.
Louisa Thompson, Ph.D., research scientist at Brown University and Butler Hospital, will evaluate how app-based and online cognitive tests might be used to detect subtle changes in memory and thinking associated with Alzheimer’s.
Butler Hospital was one of 27 sites across the U.S. to study the drug flortaucipir through a partnership between its Memory and Aging Program and Rhode Island Hospital.
There may soon be a new tool available to more firmly diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, according to the results of a study recently published in JAMA Neurology and conducted in part at the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital.
New Data for Investigational Drug for Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Illustrates Value of “Failed” Research Studies
Initial results in a clinical trial aimed at early-onset Alzheimer’s didn’t look promising – but upon further review, the data has spurred further study.
URI, BayCare and Butler Hospital to test retinal scanning for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease
Study seeks 330 volunteers for clinical trials.
On New Year's day GoLocalProv announced that it had selected Stephen Salloway, M.D. as its Man of the Year for 2019. Dr. Salloway, a world leader in Alzheimer's research, is director of Neurology and the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital and Martin M. Zucker...
Major Alzheimer’s Association grant to enable researchers to test a drug that could slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Drug Studied at Butler Hospital’s Memory and Aging Program May Become First New Treatment for Alzheimer’s in 16 Years
Aducanumab maker Biogen seeking FDA review in early 2020; if approved, it will become the first drug to remove amyloid protein from the brain and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
Dr. Hwamee Oh Named Director of Imaging Research for The Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital
Dr. Oh will research the use of imaging to detect Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear, offering patients a chance at early intervention.