Benjamin M. Hampstead, Ph.D., ABPP/CN

Dr. Hampstead is a board-certified Clinical Neuropsychologist who earned his Ph.D. from Drexel University. He is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Staff Neuropsychologist in the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and is the Clinical Core Leader of the NIA P30 funded Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center (MADCC). A major emphasis of the MADCC is understanding non-amyloid factors that contribute to cognitive and functional decline. Dr. Hampstead extends this emphasis by also focusing on non-pharmacologic approaches to maximize cognitive functioning in older adults across the disease spectrum. Specifically, he uses techniques like cognitive rehabilitation and non-invasive electrical brain stimulation to enhance learning and memory, typically within the context of a randomized controlled trial format. Dr. Hampstead integrates these techniques with functional and structural neuroimaging in order to predict treatment response, identify the neuroplastic changes following treatment, and plan/develop new intervention approaches.

Funded Research

These projects were made possible from Cure Alzheimer's Fund support.