The COVID-19 pandemic brought many aspects of life and society to a halt, but research to hep end Alzheimer’s has continued. WJAR NBC10’s Barbara Morse and the Providence Journal’s G. Wayne Miller delved into this topic with interviews featuring Dr. Stephen Salloway, director of neurology and the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital and the Martin M. Zucker professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and professor of neurology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, as well as other major figures in the field of Alzheimer’s research including Alzheimer’s Association Chief Science Officer Maria Carrillo and leading Alzheimer’s researchers in Europe…
From the Providence Journal:
Even during coronavirus, the global fight against Alzheimer’s disease continues
From NBC10 WJAR:
Alzheimer’s treatments available during pandemic
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If you’re 40+ with normal memory or mild memory loss, you can help in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Here’s how: butler.org/ALZregistry
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