CARE

We See Dementia Differently

That is why we built the Cognitive Aging Research and Education (CARE) Center – a clinical, research, and outreach space where we deliver education on dementia risk reduction, conduct cutting-edge research and provide planning and support for persons with dementia and their care partners.

Our partnerships extend to Cooperative Extension, Archway Partnership, and the Augusta-UGA Medical Partnership. We are a team of interdisciplinary researchers, dedicated educators and students, and authentic communicators working together to change dementia education, diagnosis, and support as we know it – expanding services to rural and underserved communities across the state.

Our team believes that we can create a new pathway to dementia education and diagnosis; a pathway built upon scientific evidence, passion, collaboration, and sincerity.

-Jenay Beer & Lisa Renzi-Hammond
Co-Directors of CARE Center

We spread the word
We deliver state-wide education about what dementia is, how it affects our communities, and about why getting a diagnosis is vital.

We help provide a diagnosis
We provide comprehensive diagnostic memory and cognitive testing, physical examinations, diagnostic blood work, and neuroimaging.

We deliver support
We deliver support groups, care planning, and provide behavioral health interventions, (in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Association).

We train the next generation of professionals
We train a team of gerontological workers, including public health professionals, social workers, healthcare providers, researchers, and community workers.

We advance the world’s understanding of dementia
We conduct cutting-edge research aimed at reducing dementia risk and improving quality of life for those with a diagnosis, and their care partners.

Cognitive Aging Research and Education Center

Institute of Gerontology
Hudson Hall (Health Sciences Campus)
University of Georgia
102 Spear Road
Athens, GA 30602

Phone: (706) 542-2539
Fax: (706) 583-0109
carecenter@uga.edu