Dr. Benjamin Clark on Alzheimer's Research

Departmental News

Posted:  Jul 06, 2018 - 12:00am

For aging adults, experiencing spatial disorientation - the inability to recognize places and find one’s way from one location to another - could be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, which is a type of dementia and a progressive brain disorder that is difficult to diagnose, treat and cure. A grant from the Alzheimer’s Association will support Dr. Ben Clark’s laboratory in studying the neurobiological basis of of spatial disorientation in Alzheimer’s disease, which they hope will lead to earlier detection of dementia and possibly the development of treatments slowing the progression of the disease.