When the J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging launched a strategic focus on Alzheimer’s disease, we invited Dr. Suzanne Craft to develop our program. Internationally known for her work, Craft’s research focuses on how conditions of aging contribute to a person’s risk of Alzheimer’s. One of her research trials that examined insulin resistance has shown promise for improving memory, brain function and increased brain activity in Alzheimer’s patients.
But she doesn’t want to stop there. Craft discovered that she can boost the effectiveness of the treatment by combining it with other therapeutics. Today, thanks to continuing investments in her research, she is designing pilot studies—and directing research colleagues at sites throughout the country—to find the best and safest treatments for patients, both here at the Sticht Center and around the world.