Starting in Columbus
"With a city engaged, we can create tremendous momentum to take brain health seriously; encourage early diagnosis; and rapidly fill research enrollment goals so that medications can come to the rescue much more quickly. With the help of the citizens of Columbus, the world will take a giant step toward defeating Alzheimer’s disease. "
- Programs Creator, Dr. Jonathan L. Liss, M.D.
For the first time in history, an entire city will be engaged in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease—a disease that affects one out of every nine people above the age of 65. With 19 new drugs potentially becoming available in the next five years and 57 new drugs in the research pipeline altogether (according to Researchers against Alzheimer’s), the future for Alzheimer’s patients and families is beginning to look quite bright.
combat memory loss
The Columbus Memory Project™ is designed to combat memory loss and make Columbus, GA a world-wide leader in the fight to eradicate Alzheimer’s disease. Over a three-year period, the Columbus Memory Center will work to educate area residents on proven ways in which to keep the brain healthy and to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
the goal of the columbus memory Project™
The goal of the Columbus Memory Project™ is for Columbus to become the first city in history to have every senior citizen screened for memory loss as well as tens of thousands tested for their genetic risk of Alzheimer's disease. This program will offer every area resident over 65 years of age a free memory test designed to give individuals a Memory Number®, as a baseline understanding of his or her memory health. Because prevention research includes persons as young as 55, CMP will include these younger individuals in its outreach as well. By engaging every eligible citizen, Columbus will be in a position to battle Alzheimer’s disease before it has begun.
LIVING WELL: A GUIDE FOR SENIORS
To help with this educational initiative, tens of thousands of copies of Dr. Liss’ self-help booklet Living Well: A Guide for Preserving Independence with Senior Moments, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease will be distributed without charge. Regular town-hall style meetings will be held where residents can “ask the doctor” memory-related questions. In addition, there will be opportunities to sign up for first in-the-world, FDA-approved Alzheimer’s disease medication prevention research trials.
Our trials are offered free of charge to all participants. Through these trials, we are able to bring hope for today and solutions for tomorrow. Our goal is to find a solution for Alzheimer's disease, not for your grandchildren, but for you.