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The Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital is a world-wide leader in the fight against Alzheimer's. We are dedicated to developing breakthrough treatments for Alzheimer's disease through cutting-edge research into early detection and treatment.

Our research and future breakthroughs depend on the participation of people with normal memory who may be at risk for dementia and those who are already experiencing memory loss, as well as the support of committed community partners, supporters and volunteers.

DIAN Clinical Trial Now Enrolling

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DIAN is currently enrolling study participants who are biological adult children of a parent who carries a genetic mutation known to cause a rare, early onset form of Alzheimer’s disease.


What This Past President of Alzheimer’s Association RI Wants You to Know

Susan Saccoccia-Olson and her father, pictured just a couple of months before his passing in 2018. Saccoccia-Olson lost both her father and her mother to Alzheimer’s disease.

Susan Saccoccia-Olson of Cranston, RI knows a lot about Alzheimer’s. She lost both her parents to the disease after spending 15 years as caregiver to them while also raising her own daughter; years when her own well-being was the last thing on her list.


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