Helen DeCoste

Helen was reluctant to take part of a clinical trial but after watching her mother and sister struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, she realized that participating in a trial was the next step for her. She has quickly become a favorite at the Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, understanding the hesitation people face with trial involvement. Helen is described as an, “ardent advocate for research who humanizes the experience”. Her passion for AD clinical trials is evident, as she speaks at BWH outreach events, participates in a forum about AD findings and research, and has interviewed with Boston Globe, CBS Nightly News, Neurology Now, Psychology Magazine and Prevention Magazine to shed light about the importance of removing the stigma and fear around clinical trials. Helen’s contribution to Alzheimer’s research doesn’t stop with her; she even convinced her sister to donate her brain to science.  

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