Endear is proud to announce that the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, has chosen us to showcase them as our “Featured Charity”. Endear for Alzheimer’s focuses on brining about awareness for Alzheimer’s and related disorders.
Personally, I feel that Alzheimer’s research is one of the most important activities that our society will be engaged in throughout the next few decades. In order to raise funding for research we must spread awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia.
What does “Featured Charity” mean?
Our Featured Charity is a non-profit organization who is recognized for thier excellence in providing research or other important services to advance our understanding about Alzheimer’s disease. We feature a donation link on the bottom of all 78 pages of our home webpage www.EndearForAlz.com. The donation link goes directly to the charities’ giving foundation and they receive 100% of the donations. There, our web users can make a secure donation with the charity knowing exactly where and what their money is being used for.
Part of the reason I am so excited about featuring the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center as our charity is because I have a personal connection with the great work that they do. Besides being one of the top Alzheimer’s research centers in the united states they also provide some of the best care. Please read on below for a description of their research and services.
Years ago, as my grandfather was progressing deeper into Alzheimer’s he participated in some early studies about the disease at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Back then there were very few studies about dementia and very little public awareness. My grandfather also received care at Rush. My grandmother, who is still alive and very healthy continues to communicate with a woman who was a research assistant while my grandfather was participating in studies there. Until about a year ago I had no idea that grandma still spoke with her and I was further surprised to hear that the same woman is still working in Alzheimer’s research at Rush. It touched my heart. In a indirect way, I feel as if helping the Rush University Medical Center I am helping my grandfather. Not him directly, but the millions of americans in my exact position who have lost family members to the disease.
Please donate to the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center through this link: http://rush.convio.net/endear
-Carlos Barrios, Founder of Endear For Alzheimer’s
The Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center is dedicated to research about the cause, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. Investigators at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center focus on four main areas of research: risk factors for Alzheimer’s and related disorders, the neurological basis of the disease, diagnosis and treatment.
The Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center is one of 29 Alzheimer’s disease research centers across the country designated and funded by the National Institute on Aging.
The primary goal of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center (RADC) is to facilitate high-quality, cutting edge research on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related disorders. Providing a user-friendly and accessible mechanism for data sharing is essential to achieving this goal. As described in the NIH Data Sharing Policy, data sharing optimizes the use of unique data, promotes high quality and innovative collaborations across institutions, and facilitates the rapid translation of research data into publicly accessible knowledge. The RADC recognizes that the AD Centers program represents a significant investment on the part of the NIA. Thus, we consider research a collaborative effort between the NIA, the AD Centers and their investigators, as well as investigators outside of the AD Centers program with new and innovative ideas that could be tested with and facilitated by the data collected by individual Centers. Data sharing is critical to the success of the ongoing effort to treat and ultimately prevent AD.
Patient Care Services
Since 1985, the Rush Alzheimers Disease Center (RADC) at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, has provided services to more than 15,000 Alzheimer’s patients and their families through its outpatient clinic, the Rush Memory Clinic.
The RADC is committed to providing comprehensive evaluation and care for people experiencing memory loss and other problems associated with Alzheimers disease. Staff members work closely with families to guide them in their decisions about the care of a loved one with dementia, including decisions about care in the home and other living arrangements.
The RADC also operates the Alzheimer’s Family Care Center, an adult day care center for people with dementia. The center is located at 6141 N. Cicero Ave. in Chicago.
The Rush Memory Clinic outpatient clinic offers a thorough neurological and psychological evaluation for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The comprehensive evaluation lasts approximately two hours and consists of a standardized battery of cognitive tests as well as a consultation with a physician who specializes in the diagnosis Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders.
Their team of geriatricians, neurologists, neuropsychologists and advanced practice nurses are specialists. They do not offer primary care, but they do encourage close communication with your primary care provider.
Family members often take the initiative to arrange for an evaluation. Referrals need not come from one’s primary care provider, although prior approval is required for persons enrolled in HMOs (health maintenance organizations) or some other insurance plans.
Scheduling an evaluation
Patients are seen at:
Rush Memory Clinic
Rush University Medical Center
Armour Academic Center
600 S. Paulina St., Suite 130
Chicago, IL 60612
The clinic is open Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for appointments. Call (312) 942-3333 to schedule an appointment.
For more information about The Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center and any of the other services mentioned please visit their homepage at: http://www.rush.edu/rumc/page-1099611541603.html