Byrd Alzheimer's C.A.R.E. Center
USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute is opening the doors on its new “Center for Memory C.A.R.E.” University Beat on WUSF TV takes you inside the facility that hopes to change the diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders, not just for patients, but also their caregivers.
The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute is getting ready to open the doors on "The Center for Memory C.A.R.E.," a kind of "one-stop shop" for diagnosis, research and treatment of Alzheimer's. WUSF was the first local media outlet allowed inside the Center, which is at times high-tech, yet "homey." We'll take you for a tour on this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7.
USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute CEO/Scientific Director, Dr. Dave Morgan, talks about the five major components that make up the new "Center for Memory C.A.R.E."
Dr. Dave Morgan explains how the Center's high-tech PET scanner works.
Sherrill Tomasino, the Board Chair for the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, had to help take care of her parents when both were diagnosed with Alzheimer's. She shared some of the physical and mental challenges caregivers face.
USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute Center for Memory C.A.R.E. website 813-396-0606
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Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.