MEETING THE GROWING CHALLENGE OF DEMENTIA
In the United States, people with memory problems wait about 18 months for a formal diagnosis. At the Comprehensive Memory Center, the goal is to shorten this period, getting people help sooner — and making connections to cutting-edge research, support and treatment options.
As our population ages, more and more families across Texas and the U.S. are affected by dementia. Memory disorders take a toll on both patients and caregivers, but too often care treats the patient only. The Comprehensive Memory Center at Dell Medical School’s Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences envisions a better way, with swift diagnosis, multidisciplinary team-based care, and support for the entire family. The goal is that patients and caregivers live the highest quality of life possible from the point of diagnosis onward. The team provides one-stop, whole-person care, including opportunities to participate in clinical trials and research.
“I liked my care team’s friendliness and concern. Everyone treated me as a person, not a sick person.” —Patient at Comprehensive Memory Center
HELP US PROVIDE A NEW TYPE OF DEMENTIA CARE
Your gift today will help the Comprehensive Memory Center respond to the unique needs of patients and their families — and pave the way for the future of memory care. Your gift will go twice as far thanks to a generous $20,000 matching grant from the Carl C. Anderson Sr. and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation.
Gifts of any size to the center will help:
- Support social work services for caregivers and families.
- Conduct groundbreaking research and clinical trials.
- Expand community education, outreach and partnerships.
- Share our innovative care model nationwide.
Your gift today will shape the future of dementia care, education and research in Austin and beyond. And thanks to the Carl C. Anderson Sr. and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation, your generosity will have double the impact.