How can you help support the Penn Memory Center at the University of Pennsylvania's ADC?
"Dedicated to improving the health, well-being and quality of life of patients and their families"
The Penn Memory Center depends on grants and donations. Our support comes from competitive grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Foundation sponsored programs and individual donations and bequests from patients, families and friends. NIH funding supports the infrastructure of the Center, but individual donations and bequests are also critical. They provide flexibility to pursue and sustain new and innovative clinical research programs and caregiving. Help from individuals and families are vital to our ongoing efforts to understand and treat these disabling conditions.
You can help to set the Penn Memory Center research and clinical agendas. Financial contributions to the Center may be designated to support a specific project. By clicking on this link you can find out more about specific "Program Needs."
You can send a check directly to the Penn Memory Center at the Alzheimer's Disease Center. Please make the check payable to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and indicate "PMC/ADC" in the memo line.
Send the check to:
Alzheimer's Disease Center
Attention: Faye Barlis
University of Pennsylvania
3615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
The University of Pennsylvania is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
Over the past 20 years, the perception of dementia has moved from a sense of hopeless despair to a real optimism that we can understand the causes, treat the disease, and improve the quality of life of patients and their family caregivers. What may once have been regarded as the inevitable senility of the elderly is now know to be due to diagnosable and treatable diseases. Our vision for the future is dedicated to addressing the challenges of this new clinical reality. We believe our focus on issues of accurate diagnosis, new treatments, quality of life and decision-making are the critical points for improving the standard of care for patients and their families. Adequate funding is the key to implementing and sustaining programs to achieve our mission.
Below we describe a series of focused program needs and the endowment that could fully fund and sustain that need.
Private funding can be used to:
In short, private contributions enable the Penn Memory Center researchers to accelerate the pace of their research in a number ways as outlined below:
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