Cleveland Clinic leads effort to emulate models for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
In neurodegenerative disease, strength seems to lie in numbers. Understanding of both Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD) has benefited substantially from large consortia that have advanced research by harnessing the strengths of multiple academic centers to combine efforts, pool data and develop standardized approaches.
It is well past time to apply the same strategy to dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), and Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is proud to be the coordinating site for the newly formed nine-center Dementia with Lewy Bodies Consortium, funded by a $6 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This article briefly reviews the rationale for and objectives of this first-of-its-kind U.S. research consortium in DLB, along with some of its early initiatives.
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