The Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center (ADMDC) at Rhode Island Hospital is dedicated to research, training, and education about healthy brain aging, dementia prevention, Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, and other dementias. Established in 1989, the center is also the leading provider of clinical care and services for patients with cognitive disorders and their families in Southeastern New England.
ADMDC researchers conduct a broad range of studies, including multicenter investigational drug trials aimed at prevention of Alzheimer’s disease for cognitively healthy people, as well as treatment studies for mild cognitive impairment and early stage Alzheimer’s dementia. Investigator-initiated studies have been sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Alzheimer’s Association. Current research at the center includes studies of drivers with mild cognitive impairment and dementia, as well as a study of mind and body brain health for people with mild cognitive impairment. We are carrying out studies of pharmacoepidemiology in nursing homes and post-surgical risk for delirium and dementia. In keeping with our comprehensive approach for helping patients, we are working with other institutions in efforts to understand develop treatments for the wide range of cognitive and behavioral problems faced by people with dementia and their families.
The ADMDC supports the Brown Brain Tissue Resource Center and encourages brain donations from patients to further vital research into the pathology of Alzheimer's disease. In addition to brain donations, blood and cerebrospinal fluid specimens are banked for future research projects. We support research on the blood brain barrier and cerebrospinal fluid dynamics as well as research on cognitive biomarkers of preclinical Alzheimer's disease.
Brian R. Ott, M.D.Principal Investigator
Geoffrey Tremont, PhDCo Investigator
Jennifer D. Davis, PhDCo Investigator
Lindsay Oberman, PhDCo Investigator
Lori A. Daiello, PharmDCo Investigator
Micheal Friedman, M.D.Co Investigator
Peter J. Snyder, PhDCo Principal Investigator
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