BvB Dallas will continue to partner with UT Southwestern Medical Center by funding the Clinical Neuropsychology Alzheimer’s Disease Fellowship, which provides the opportunity to rapidly develop expertise in differential diagnosis and treatment of dementia. BvB will also support UT Southwestern in their research to diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease by studying the before and after effects of focused ultrasound (FUS) on amyloid and tau protein levels in humans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. There are currently no other known sites studying the effects of FUS-mediated blood brain barrier opening on tau in human patients.
BvB Dallas will continue to support The Senior Source via the Caregiver Support Program. The Caregiver Support Program assists caregivers with the challenges of caring for aging loved ones through professional expertise and supportive counseling. Funding from BvB will ensure the staffing needed to continue offering seminars/webinars and support groups in both English and Spanish. These resources have become a lifeline to caregivers suffering from social isolation and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
BvB Dallas will fund a pilot project to empower local individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and their caregivers by encouraging a productive focus on their brain health. Participants will take online BrainHealth indexes, receive personalized monthly feedback from a licensed clinician, and have access to online cognitive training sessions.
BvB Dallas will fund projects targeting health inequities in North Texas by expanding and enhancing program reach within diverse communities. This will be accomplished through volunteer-powered program delivery and by working with Federally Qualified Health Centers to increase awareness of and provide referrals to Alzheimer’s Association services.
BvB Dallas is excited to announce a new beneficiary in Juliette Fowler Communities, the sponsoring agency for Dementia Friendly Dallas. Dementia Friendly Dallas is actively working to engage the entire city to create a more compassionate community. The program provides a system of technical assistance as well as tools and resources to assist individuals who are taking action to improve their community, seeking to support those living with dementia and their caregivers to help foster safety, quality of life, and a thriving community for all.