Ongoing Research projects:

A drawing of a brain with SMASH Dementia! next to a colorful hammer over the drawn brain.

SMASH Dementia! This is a study and patient registry designed to help better understand how sleep, mood, and arousal symptoms are interconnected in patients with dementia and healthy aging participants. The study is currently funded through a Research Program of Execellence through the Iowa Neuroscience Institute and the Roy Carver Charitable Trust. For more information, please see the "SMASH Dementia!" tab or CLICK HERE.

Human Autopsy Research: Please remember to sign up to eventually donate your brain to science, regardless of your age or state of health. There is no better donation and we need your help. For more information, speak with your neurologist, contact Dr. Aldridge, or CLICK HERE.

Upcoming research Projects:

Our team is applying for funding to start treatment trials in some populations. Check back here for more details in the future. 

Completed research projects, publications and reviews on these diseases: (These are our human research publications, to see mouse research, clinic here:  CLICK HERE)


Gibbons, C. H., T. Levine, C. Adler, B. Bellaire, N. Wang, J. Stohl, P. Agarwal, G. M. Aldridge, et al. & R. Freeman (2024) Skin Biopsy Detection of Phosphorylated alpha-Synuclein in Patients With Synucleinopathies. JAMA.

Zhang, Q., Schultz., J. Aldridge, GM., Simmering, JE., Kim, Y-C, Ogilvie, AC, Narayanan, NS. Covid-19 case fatality and Alzheimer’s Disease. (2021) J. Alzheimer’s Dis. 2021;84(4):1447-1452. PMID: 34690147

Halhouli, O., Zhang, Q., Aldridge, G.M. Caring for patients with cognitive dysfunction, fluctuations and dementia caused by Parkinson’s disease. 2022. Progress in Brain Research. ISSN 0079-6123.  (Book chapter)

Zhang Q*, Aldridge GM*, Narayanan NS, Anderson SW, Uc EY (2020). Approach to Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson's Disease. Neurotherapeutics. 2020 Oct;17(4):1495-1510  Review. PubMed PMID: 33205381

Zhang, Q., Schultz., J. Aldridge, GM., Simmering, JE., Narayanan, NS. Covid-19 case fatality and Parkinson’s disease. (2020) Movement Disorders. Nov;35(11):1914-1915 PMID: 32954522

Aldridge, G.M., Birnschein, A., Denburg, N.D., Narayanan, N.S. (2018). Parkinson’s disease dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies have similar neuropsychological profiles. Frontiers in Neurology. Mar 12;9:123 PMID: 29593630

Serrano-Pozo, A., Aldridge, G.M., Zhang, Q. (2017). Four Decades of Research in Alzheimer’s Disease (1975-2014): A Bibliometric and Scientometric Analysis. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. 2017;59(2):763-783 PMID: 28671119