New Emory program will empower patients with mild cognitive impairment

A new paradigm-shifting program at the Emory Brain Health Center aims to tackle early declines in memory, a condition that affects up to 20 percent of Americans over age 65 -- an age group that is expected to double to 88.5 million by the year 2050. 

The Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Empowerment Program is made possible by $23.7 million in grants from the James M. Cox Foundation and Cox Enterprises. The program will combine research, clinical care, patient and caregiver support while empowering patients to take an active role in their health and wellness.

Dr. Allan Levey, director of the Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, said the donation will allow the Emory Brain Health Center to “help fill a gap in care and research for people with memory loss, particularly in the early stages of Alzheimer’s.” Dr. Levey is also a NS faculty member.

Click here to view the full story in the Emory News Center. The story was also featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.