Alzheimer's Discovery Program
Unlocking Potential in Spite of a Diagnosis
Our Alzheimer's Discovery™ program helps families and caregivers forge a positive path after an early-stage diagnosis – by pushing pause, setting a plan and moving forward with intention.
Common practice is to focus more on deficits than the brain skills that are preserved. Too little attention is given to the life still left to live, and ways to extend life's quality. The key is adjusting our mindset to realize all the good that remains in life and then moving forward one day at a time.
Alzheimer's Discovery is moving online to reach more families. We expect our program to be available again. Please fill out the form below to be contacted when more details or other related information is available.
P.A.U.S.E. Keys to Reframe
A Proactive Approach
Where to Start
For most people receiving a diagnosis, time seems to stand still while life swirls around them. Our goal is to help families realize continued potential and enjoyment of life while they forge a positive path in the midst of a diagnosis.
How do we apply general brain health practices to a dementia diagnosis? Our cognitive neuroscience research shows that a strengths-based approach enriches the lives of families adjusting to a diagnosis.
Push P.A.U.S.E. – Move forward with intention.
Personal Stories of Alzheimer’s Told by Participants
Hundreds of families have participated in Alzheimer’s Discovery™ over the last 20 years. Our approach is unique because we …
Target families soon after a diagnosis
Focus on potential rather than loss
Communicate strategies that enhance quality of life
Care for both the diagnosed and the care partner
Discuss challenges in terms of brain health
Start watching by clicking play, or enjoy the series on YouTube. Each story is unique and provides a personal point of view for how to manage a diagnosis and move forward.
The Engaged in Living video series was made possible by the AWARE Fund of the Dallas Foundation.
Assistant director of strengths-based programs Audette Rackley introduces the video series with insights from participants about ways in which the program has transformed their lives.
The Center for BrainHealth® is a research center focused on cognitive neuroscience. We are not medical, and our events, programs and content should not be construed as offering medical advice. For medical issues, please contact your doctor.