Memory Center Certified by Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) certified Hattiesburg Clinic Memory Center as an official memory screening site.
Memory Center provides access to clinical evaluation for patients with neurocognitive deficits, mostly related to Alzheimer’s disease and early stages of mild cognitive impairment, as well as access to cutting-edge clinical trials all under the direction of Ronald L. Schwartz, MD, CPI, director and principal investigator. Dr. Schwartz believes cooperative efforts with a well-respected national organization like the Alzheimer’s Foundation will increase exposure for the clinic.
“Memory screenings are an important component of a multi-disciplinary approach focused on both prevention and early detection of cognitive deficits. As we move into an era of disease modifying therapeutics, early detection will be integral to effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease,” Schwartz said.
The AFA provides support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide. The organization also funds research for better treatment and a cure. Their National Memory Screening Program provides free, confidential memory screenings throughout the country on an ongoing basis. This program has helped over 5 million people, nationwide, receive screening since its inception.
About Memory Center
Hattiesburg Clinic provides access to leading-edge clinical trials and a multi-faceted approach to providing evaluations. While the ultimate goal is to find a cure for Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders, many of the trials aim at helping individuals prolong cognitive function, future treatment options and early detection.