UT Southwestern Medical Center:
BvB will continue our partnership with UT Southwestern through funding the Clinical Neuropsychology Alzheimer’s Fellowship, an intensive two-year program which provides an opportunity to rapidly develop expertise in the differential diagnosis and treatment of dementia. The BvB Fellow will be involved in cutting edge research related to risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s, factors that affect disease progression, and study of novel treatments, with the goal of advancing the science of this devastating disease.
This year, we are also supporting the next phase of a novel study at UT Southwestern to diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease. This study has shown that focused ultrasound can temporarily and safely open the blood-brain barrier to deliver therapeutic agents to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers will now work to optimize the delivery of diagnostic and therapeutic agents to more accurately detect and treat the disease.
The Senior Source:
BvB will support the Senior Companion Program at The Senior Source. Through the Senior Companion Program, volunteers, who themselves are older adults, are placed in the homes of frail elderly persons. It is a federal program under the Corporation for National and Community Service, with the goal of keeping older adults living independently in their own homes. Each companion provides an average of twenty hours of service each week and is placed in the home of one or two elderly clients who have multiple physical, emotional and/or mental health limitations.