Doctor: Columbus and Columbus Memory Project play important role in advancing treatment for Alzheimer’s disease
Dr. Jonathan Liss, founder of the Columbus Memory Center, and Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson co-hosted a Friday morning news conference to talk about the role Columbus and its residents have played in the Columbus Memory Project, and the project’s role in Alzheimer’s treatment.
The Columbus Memory Project was launched last year and drugmakers Eisai and Biogen recently announced positive results with the experimental Alzheimer’s drug BAN2401. Liss said Columbus enrolled the third highest number of people in the world in this trial.
The Columbus Memory Project hopes to spotlight the role of brain function. It features a free, self-administered test for seniors to determine their memory number and make year-to-year comparisons of their abilities.
Liss said this knowledge could help seniors detect changes in cognitive ability early and take advantage of medical breakthroughs like the one recently announced.