A quarterly newsletter from the Dale and Deborah Smith Center for Alzheimer's Research and Treatment
From caregivers to physicians, researchers to patients and everyone in between, there is an entire community dedicated to helping those with Alzheimer's and related disorders, committed to find ways to slow and stop the progression of the disease.
Through Mind Matters, the quarterly newsletter of the Dale and Deborah Smith Center for Alzheimer's Research and Treatment at SIU Medicine, we want to highlight the impactful stories and transformative work being done.
We hope you find this newsletter enjoyable and informative. Thank you for reading and for your support!
Trials and determination
For around two decades, Karen Perrero taught at parochial schools as a science teacher, introducing young students to the world of science. But after her diagnosis of dementia, she and her husband, Daren, turned their fascination of science in a new direction: Clinical trials.
While the goal is to develop better treatments, the Perreros have found a slew of other benefits by just enrolling in a study.