Preliminary Research Results Show Promise for Alzheimer’s Treatment
Researchers at Butler Hospital publish breakthrough results from a study of a new drug for Alzheimer’s disease. The clinical trial covered a novel antibody therapy for Alzheimer’s disease, called aducanumab. In the study, researchers demonstrate the antibody’s ability to reduce amyloid plaque in the brain and slow cognitive decline, two major markers of Alzheimer’s disease.
In the War on Alzheimer’s, Butler is Leading the Charge
Recently featured in the ProJo is a story that looks at the
current affairs in the war on Alzheimer’s disease and ranks Dr. Stephen Salloway,
director of Butler’s Memory and Aging Program, as a general. The in-depth
coverage includes articles, photos and videos that delve into the variety of
efforts including clinical trials and initiatives that bring the program into
collaborations both locally and globally, and speak to the committed effort by
Salloway and his team to lead a charge toward finding effective treatments for
Butler Hospital Announces New Agreement with Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
A new contract agreement between Butler Hospital and Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island is providing greater access to treatment for Rhode Islanders. The agreement, effective March 1, allows people with health insurance through Neighborhood to utilize Butler’s Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services, expanding on the variety of services Neighborhood already covers at Butler.
New Butler Program Alert
With suicide the second leading cause of death for ages 15 to 29 in the United States, and 50 to 75 percent of anxiety, mood, impulse control, and substance use disorders emerging between the ages of 14 to 24 years, Butler Hospital is stepping forward to do something to address this health crisis.
Do you want to quit smoking and free yourself from cigarettes? Joining Project FREE may help you finally quit smoking for good!
Project FREE is a new study
examining 2 different health-focused programs to help you quit smoking
cigarettes and lead a healthier lifestyle. Our research staff is
committed to providing you with the tools you need to live smoke-free.
The study is designed for men and women between the ages of 18 and 65
who currently smoke at least 10 cigarettes a day and would like to quit
smoking for good.
Meet Rich, Sheila, Ann, and Nikki, members of Butler Hospital's Patient and Family Advisory Council. They share their individual experience, strength, and hope through these videos in order to help others living with a mental illness and people who have loved ones with a mental illness.