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:
- Genetics of Alzheimer’s disease
- Cholinergic system’s role in normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease
- Link between post-traumatic stress disorder and cognitive decline in 9/11 responders
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 Watch - An online database of industry-sponsored global clinical trials actively seeking study volunteers.
ClinicalTrials.gov— 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.
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
Public Health Live!
Public Health Live! is a monthly webcast providing free continuing education credits on current public health issues. Webcasts are available to public health and health care professionals interested in furthering their knowledge of public health.
- February 2019: New York State's Public Health Approach to Alzheimer's Disease
- October 2019: Sex, Guns, and Driving: Considerations in Dementia Care