The Duke Neurology Department conducts innovative research in Alzheimer's disease. At the clinical level, our faculty and researchers are examining how Alzheimer's disease develops and progresses, with the hopes of detecting the condition earlier and improving our ability to care for the condition. These studies include efforts to find biomarkers for Alzheimer's, new imaging techniques, and behavioral therapies such as cognitive stimulation therapy. At the basic science level, members of our Division of Translational Brain Sciences are working to understand the origins and progression of Alzheimer's disease from a genetic, metabolic, and other factors.
Individuals from North Carolina who wish to participate in studies relating to Alzheimer's disease are invited to join the NC Registry for Brain Health. This registry is increases awareness of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders and connects North Carolinians of all ages with research opportunities designed to improve brain health.