Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Prevention
The mission of the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Prevention is to promote the health and independence of older adults by fostering multidisciplinary collaboration in basic and clinical research, research training, professional education and community outreach.
Highlighted programs within the Sticht Center include:
Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, which is devoted to enhancing independence in older persons through research, research training and dissemination of new findings. The center conducts cutting-edge research and offers multiple research cores to further enhance the research efforts at Wake Forest.
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center promotes translational research to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease and other late-life neurodegenerative disorders with a focus on the role of vascular and metabolic contributions. The Center also works to enhance participation of underserved populations at increased risk.
Palliative Medicine Research Program
Focusing on research, education, and potential symptom management strategies aimed at improving care delivery for patients and their families living with serious illness.
Gerontology and Geriatric Research Study Highlights
A4- Study Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease
Study Type: Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention / Cognition
BEAM- Brain Energy And Memory Study
Study Type: Diet / Memory and Cognitive Function
GO MET - Genomic Outcomes of Metformin
Study Type: Metformin Crossover Study
Look AHEAD Ancillary Study - Ancillary Study Intentional Weight Reduction and Physical and Cognitive
SPRINT - Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial