Metformin is a Phase II study that examines the cognitive effects of the diabetes drug Metformin on non-diabetic individuals.
Those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or early Alzheimer’s disease may be eligible. The study consists of one baseline visit, five in-clinic visits (one per month for five consecutive months), and twelve weekly phone calls.
The ADvance study is a Phase II study testing the safety, tolerability, and cognitive effects of a surgically implanted neurostimulation device.
Individuals 55-80 years of age with a diagnosis of mild Alzheimer’s disease may be eligible. The study includes one baseline visit, one surgical implant visit, one surgical follow-up visit, and 8 study visits.
The Penn Memory Center was a participating site on November 19, 2013 for the National Memory Screening Day, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
National Memory Screening Day is an initiative to promote early detection and intervention for those concerned about memory loss as well as to educate the public about successful aging. More than 50 people stopped by our table for information about the screenings and the Penn Memory Center, and 30 people received memory screening.
Do you have a passion, talent, or skill that you would like to share with others?
Research tells us that cognitive stimulation and social engagement are key components to successful aging. The Penn Memory Center is pleased to provide a platform for our patients and community to come together and learn from one another. If you would like to volunteer to lead a book club or a discussion group, teach knitting, lead a yoga class, or share another skill with others at the Penn Memory Center, we are happy to host, promote and provide some administrative assistance to transform your interest into action.
In honor of national Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month, the Penn Memory Center is featuring a photography exhibit displayed at the Center entitled “Portraits of Alzheimer’s Caregivers” by Raymond W. Holman, Jr.
Mr. Holman is an award-winning photographer whose photographs have been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, and exhibited at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. His project to document Alzheimer’s caregivers was inspired by his father who died from the disease in 2001.
The exhibit is supported by the Penn Memory Center and the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
The exhibit will be on display for the next three months on Level 2 South Pavilion in the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.