Winter Speaker Series 2024: Dr. Reisa Sperling Virtual Only

February 17, 2024 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm At the Museum and Virtually on Vimeo

Hope for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of cognitive impairment and dementia in people over the age of 60. Roughly one out of every three people over the age of 80 will die with some form of dementia unless we change the course of this disease. Alzheimer’s disease is thought to begin in the brain, with the build-up of amyloid plaques and tau tangles, more than two decades before people develop dementia. The good news is that we can now detect evidence of amyloid and tau early with brain scans and even blood tests. Dr. Reisa Sperling will discuss the current state of knowledge in Alzheimer’s disease and what she hopes for the future.


In-person tickets are SOLD OUT. Virtual Tickets are still available .
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About our Speaker

Dr. Reisa Sperling is a neurologist focused on the detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) at the earliest possible stage. Dr. Sperling is a Professor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment (CART) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Sperling is the co-Principal Investigator of the Harvard Aging Brain Study, and the Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial Consortium (ACTC). Dr. Sperling chaired the 2011 NIA-Alzheimer’s Association workgroup to develop guidelines for the study of “Preclinical Alzheimer’s disease.” She co-led the Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer’s disease (A4) and LEARN Studies, and currently co-leads the AHEAD 3-45 Studies. Dr. Sperling received the 2015 Potamkin Prize from the American Academy of Neurology, a Lifetime Achievement Award from CTAD in 2022 and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2021.

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