Contact: Christopher Nadeau, Executive Director
718-499-7701 ext. 19
For Immediate Release - February 23, 2012

Brooklyn-based New York Memory Center Announces Participation
in Cutting Edge Clinical Research Study

BROOKLYN, NY – New York Memory Center (NYMC) announced
today that they have been chosen as the only study location for a new
clinical research trial that may help the medical community better
understand one facet of Alzheimer’s Disease. The study is being conducted by
researchers from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM),
Fortunato Battaglia, MD, PhD and Eileen Chusid, PhD.

The study will be examining the association between brain abnormalities,
gait, and balance abilities in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s
disease, with the purpose of identifying predictors for falls.

“We are honored to have been chosen to participate in this cutting edge
research with doctors Battaglia and Chusid,” said Christopher Nadeau, NYMC
executive director. “Our ability to integrate an ongoing partnership with
NYCPM will greatly enhance the long term discovery of treatments that impact
healthcare outcomes. We strongly believe that through a combination of
activities and treatments we can have an affect on both the onset and
severity of certain types of (if not all) dementia, and we welcome the
opportunity to assist with anything that furthers that goal.”

Current New York Memory Center members will be participating in the study,
as well as other interested volunteers. Those who wish to be considered must
meet the following criteria: 50-90 years of age, and experiencing mild
memory loss but not currently being treated with psychoactive drugs. Testing
will be conducted at New York Memory Center, located at 199 14th Street in
Brooklyn, and take place over a period of four days. Participants will
receive a medical exam, EEG and a gait/balance evaluation, and compensation
for any travel expenses.

If you feel you meet the study criteria and would like to be considered as a
participant, please contact research coordinator Gina Villalona at
212-410-8169 or call New York Memory Center directly at 718-499-7701.

Founded in 1983, the mission of New York Memory Center is to help older
adults who have cognitive, physical, and emotional limitations, to maintain
or improve their level of functioning so that they may enjoy their later
years at home and within the community. Through our innovative wellness
center, New York Memory Center meets the needs of individuals living with
Alzheimer’s and related dementia disorders and their caregivers. We operate
two programs for those suffering from memory loss: the Lotus Club, an early
intervention and support program for those experiencing the earliest stages
of Alzheimer’s and related dementias, and Memory Life Services, a program
which provides more extensive services suitable for adults in the community
with middle to later stage memory loss. For additional information, please
visit nymemorycenter.org.

The New York College of Podiatric Medicine, established in 1911, is the
first and largest of the nine U.S. schools of podiatric medicine.  Its
clinical affiliate, Foot Center of New York, is the world’s largest foot
health center, recording nearly 20,000 patient visits a year.  NYCPM has
graduated more than 25% of all practicing podiatrists in the nation and is
at the forefront of podiatric care in terms of education, public awareness,
government legislation and professional advancement. Visit the College’s
website at nycpm.edu and the website of Foot Center of New York at
footcenterofny.org for more information.

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