The Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment (CART), under the direction of Dr. Reisa Sperling, is affiliated with the Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Their mission is two-fold: to assess promising new treatments for Alzheimer's disease through clinical trials and to improve early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease by employing more sensitive clinical evaluations, biological markers, and neuroimaging techniques.
We are so fortunate to have Dr. Dorene Rentz attend our 2016 race! Co-Director, Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment Neuropsychologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital Neuropsychologist, Massachusetts General Hospital Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School.
Dorene Rentz, PsyD is a clinical neuropsychologist with a specialty in the early detection of cognitive changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease in individuals with high cognitive reserve. Her recent work involves developing an IQ-adjusted method that detects very early cognitive changes that might be predictive of prodromal Alzheimer's disease and, with Dr. Keith A. Johnson, validating this method using PET imaging.
To learn more, please visit their website, www.bwhcart.org, or better yet, please stop by their booth on race-day!