The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases
SAN ANTONIO - The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio is being developed to provide comprehensive care while promoting healthier tomorrows for patients and their families through:
education and training
advanced treatment with clinical trials and research
Here is more information UT Health San Antonio:
The Glenn Biggs Institute will be the only comprehensive center in South Texas dedicated to transforming dementia care (Alzheimer’s is a leading form of dementia) through the latest advances in patient care, education, basic research and clinical trials.
After raising more than $50 million from the community, UT Health San Antonio launched the Glenn Biggs Institute to serve the growing health needs of South Texans with Alzheimer’s disease and all types of dementia, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease.
Dr. Sudha Seshadri, a national thought leader on Alzheimer’s disease, was recruited from Boston University to lead the Biggs Institute. Dr. Seshadri assumed her duties Dec. 1, 2017. She has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and the genetics of stroke and vascular brain injury. She is the author of hundreds of research publications and is an investigator on multiple ongoing major research programs funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health.
Carole White, Ph.D., RN, from the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio, is a longtime research nurse with extensive experience in neuroscience nursing, family caregiving and optimizing outcomes for patients after a stroke. She leads the School of Nursing’s efforts to educate family caregivers about what to expect when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases. Her program, Caring for the Caregiver, is associated with the Biggs Institute and provides realistic training, skills and support so that caregivers will be better prepared for their new roles and will be better able to care for themselves, as well.
The Caregiver Skills Training Workshops is Thursday, June 14th. Click HERE for more information.