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Dale and Deborah Smith Center for Alzheimer's Research and Treatment

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Investiture of Erin R. Hascup, PhD

The honor of your presence is requested at the Investiture of Erin R. Hascup, PhD as the distinguished recipient of The Kenneth Stark Endowed Chair in Alzheimer's Research.

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RESEARCH, PATIENT CARE

Gift offers renewed hope

A major gift to Southern Illinois University School of Medicine will transform the health care of people throughout Illinois and beyond. Dale and Deborah Smith recently donated a substantial financial gift to the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders at SIU Medicine to expand research, enhance programming and improve care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and assist their caregivers.

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PATIENT CARE

Beyond the Medical Center

While the researchers at the Smith Alzheimer’s Center investigate new and better ways to prevent, slow, and cure dementia-related diseases, our team is caring for and supporting patients and their families through free, therapeutic, evidence-based programs to improve quality of life.

These programs are designed not only for those with Alzheimer’s, using creativity through art, music, exercise and more, but also for the individuals caring for them, equipping family caregivers with resources and skills. 

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An ally for caregivers

Alzheimer's disease impacts not just the diagnosed individual, but their entire network and especially their caregiver. Here at the Smith Alzheimer's Center at SIU Medicine, we know how crucial support for caregivers is toward ensuring the best possible treatment for patients. Ann Jirmasek, LPC, shares how the Smith Alzheimer's Center can help provide that thoughtful attention for not only the person with memory loss, but their caregiver as well in this Medicine Minute.

Medicine Minute | Ann Jirmasek

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Latest news

Alzheimer's research

Glutamate shows potential for identifying change from healthy aging to Alzheimer’s

A new publication from Drs. Kevin Hascup and Erin Hascup research groups at the Smith Alzheimer’s Center at SIU Medicine shows the potential for using glutamate to develop therapies for those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
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Clinical care, Alzheimer's programs provide peace of mind

There were few characters more colorful than Joe “Bobo” Beneky. Just like the affectionate nickname might imply, he would do just about anything to elicit a laugh or a smile from anyone nearby.
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Trials and Determination: How Clinical Trials Are More Than Just Data

For around two decades, Karen Perrero taught at parochial schools as a science teacher, introducing young students to the world of science. But a few years ago, Karen started to feel a little off.
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Meet Oladele (Dickson) Owasoyo

Oladele (Dickson) Owasoyo, PhD, is the newest addition to the research team in the Hascup Labs.

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Considering the MIND Diet

Diet has an effect on your brain health. Here's one recipe that can make it a positive one.
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Ask a Caregiver: Tips to Help Loved Ones with Alzheimer's

Sue Monteyne is a former caregiver and current volunteer at the Smith Alzheimer’s Center’s Beyond the Medical Center programs. If you would like to submit a question, please email care@siumed.edu.