March 15, 2013

Stop Alzheimer's Before Symptoms Start? - Dr. Reisa Sperling

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Dr. Sperling is leading a groundbreaking new study on individuals whose brain scans show plaque buildups but do not yet demonstrate clinical symptoms of Alzheimer’s or other dementias. She will be testing the effectiveness of the Eli Lilly drug solanezumab, which in previous studies has shown might have promise with people that have a milder form of Alzheimer’s.

Dr. Sperling is the Director of the Center for Alzheimer's Research and Treatment, the Director of the Education and Information Transfer Core, Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Co-Leader of the Neuroimaging Program, Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

This call was made possible by the generous support of Jill Lesser, Board member of USAgainstAlzheimer's Network.