Research in the field of Alzheimer’s disease has long been an important focus at Stony Brook Medicine. It's an important piece of putting together the puzzle that is our mind.

Alzheimer's Research Symposium

On November 19, 2018, the Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease hosted its first Alzheimer's Research Symposium to share some of the groundbreaking work being done at Stony Brook. Topics included:

More Alzheimer's disease research symposiums are planned for the future and all are welcome to come and learn and ask questions.

Clinical Trial links

In addition to helping our loved ones today, research can assist generations to come. With your help, we could make the discovery that ends the suffering caused by Alzheimer’s disease/dementia.

Center WatchAn online database of industry-sponsored global clinical trials actively seeking study volunteers.— This is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.

Gene Match — This national program led by the Banner Alzheimer's Institute recruits participants for Alzheimer’s prevention studies. Gene Match uses genetic testing (through free cheek swab kits) to match volunteers with research opportunities.

National Institute for Aging — The institute provides searches for clinical trials and studies related to Alzheimer's, other dementias, mild cognitive impairment, and caregiving.

Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch —A free, easy-to-use clinical studies matching service that connects individuals with Alzheimer's, caregivers, healthy volunteers and physicians with current studies. It includes more than 250 promising clinical studies being conducted at over 700 trials sites across the country.

Active Research at Stony Brook

PET Study of Acetylcholine and memory in persons with MCI
NIH & Alzheimer’s Foundation, Christine DeLorenzo PI

Estrogen & Cognition in Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Foundation, Anat Biegon PI (not recruiting yet)

Impact of Sex and Depression on Emotion Regulation in middle age and older adults
NIH, Sara Weisenbach PI

Cognitive Decline & PTSD in World Trade Center Responders
NIH, Sean Clouston PI

Immune Function & Health Outcomes in Alzheimer’s Caregivers
NIH, Stephanie Brown, PI


Articles and Publications

Anosognosia in Alzheimer's disease: Diagnosis,frequency, mechanism and clinical correlates

Association of Microvascular Dysfunction With Late-Life Depression - A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Communicating with Patients who have Dementia

Standardized measurement of self-awareness deficits in FTD and AD

The Structured Interview for Insight and Judgment in Dementia: Development and validation of a new instrument to assess awareness in patients with dementia

Public Health Live!

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