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

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The Dale and Deborah Smith Center for Alzheimer's Research and Treatment is dedicated to assisting patients and families who may be affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions through patient care, education, research, and service to the community.

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SIU School of Medicine receives major gift for Alzheimers research

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

New Study looks at use of Riluzole to slow Alzheimer's progression

Riluzole is an FDA-approved drug, currently used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS; Lou Gehrig's disease) and is currently in a Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of mild Alzheimer’s

Dementia and Driving

According to the National Institute on Aging there are more than 41 million licensed drivers age 65 and older on the roads, up from 26 million 20 years ago. As a person ages, changes in health

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