On January 14th, 2015, The Pat Summitt Foundation and University of Tennessee Medical Center announced a partnership to create The Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic.

The Pat Summitt Foundation is raising $2.5 million and will grant that amount to the UTMC over the ext 5 years to help launch the clinic.

The Pat Summitt Foundation will devote 100% of its grant funds to this historic initiative for at least the next few years.

Please click HERE for more details. Please click HERE if you would like to donate.
 

Grants

Since Pat’s announcement of her diagnosis and the subsequent creation of The Pat Summitt Foundation, over $400,000 in grants and financial support has been awarded to non-profits that conduct research for a cure, provide support for patients and caregivers, and promote education and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. 


How to Evaluate the Quality of Residential Care for Persons with Dementia How to Evaluate the Quality of Residential Care for Persons with Dementia
A grant was awarded to three Vanderbilt faculty members who wrote, published, and disseminated this resource. 
 
Nutrition and the Brain Conference – Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Nutrition and the Brain Conference – Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
A grant was awarded to help sponsor the conference above.
   
 Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc.
A grant was awarded to Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. to help purchase a van that will assist families and caregivers in transporting clients to day center services, caregiver training, support groups and other community activities.
   
 The Cole Neuroscience Center at the University of Tennessee Medical Center The Cole Neuroscience Center at the University of Tennessee Medical Center
A grant was awarded to The Cole Neuroscience Center at The University of Tennessee Medical Center to enable patients to receive extended services not covered by traditional insurance, including individualized patient and family education provided by a Registered Nurse, connection to community resources and support groups provided by a Social Worker, and research interns to assist the physician in collecting, analyzing & interpreting patients’ cognitive test data.
   
 Family Caregiver Alliance - National Center on Caregiving  Family Caregiver Alliance
Funding was provided to create short video clips to teach patients and loved ones real-life, practical methods to enhance the lives of all involved. Subjects include bathing safety and other basic life skills as well as ways a home can be modified to be safer. Click HERE to view the video. 

Disaster Relief Assistance
A grant was made available to assist families caring for Alzheimer’s patients who lose their homes to help cover the costs of basic living needs.


How to Evaluate the Quality of Residential Care for Persons with Dementia How to Evaluate the Quality of Residential Care for Persons with Dementia
A grant was awarded to three Vanderbilt faculty members who wrote, published, and disseminated this resource.  
How to Evaluate the Quality of Residential Care for Persons with Dementia How to Evaluate the Quality of Residential Care for Persons with Dementia
A grant was awarded to three Vanderbilt faculty members who wrote, published, and disseminated this resource.  
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