MemoryCare’s Model Presented at the Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference in Budapest
ASHEVILLE, NC – Dr. Virginia Templeton, executive director of MemoryCare, presented about the organization’s unique model of care at the 31st International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International in Budapest, Hungary. Over 1,000 experts and healthcare providers as well as individuals living with dementia came from over 60 countries to attend the conference. Participants shared ideas about better strategies for managing the disease. With an emphasis on “Local meets Global” the conference was designed to facilitate collaborations and inspire new ideas for making a difference in the lives of those affected by any type of dementia.
MemoryCare’s nationally recognized model of care integrates the support and education of caregivers with the expert medical care of cognitively impaired individuals. The program was recipient of the Monroe E. Trout Premier Cares Award from Premier, Inc., the umbrella group of the nation’s largest hospitals and has been shown to consistently reduce avoidable hospitalizations. In 2015, MemoryCare served over 1,000 families with direct clinical services. MemoryCare is a nonprofit because Medicare/insurance does not cover the comprehensive services provided to caregivers.
MemoryCare was founded in 2000 to serve patients with dementia and to provide support services for their families. We are dedicated to addressing the rapidly growing need for appropriate assessment, treatment, and support for cognitively-impaired individuals and their families in the region. MemoryCare’s award-winning integrated model of care provides specialized medical treatment to older adults with memory loss and recognizes the important role caregivers play in delivering effective care management.