Dr. Monica Crane, a fellowship-trained geriatric medicine physician with special expertise in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, will discuss “How to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at The Courtyards Senior Living.
The public is invited to meet Dr. Crane, the new medical director for The Courtyards, and to attend the talk at the senior living facility at 300 Briarcliff Avenue in Oak Ridge, a press release said.
On April 1, Dr. Crane became medical director for The Courtyards Senior Living, which operates assisted living and dedicated memory care facilities in Oak Ridge, Knoxville, and Johnson City. She will present informative talks on aging at The Courtyards on a regular basis, the press release said.
She is also the medical director and founder of Genesis Neuroscience Clinic in Knoxville, which opened in April. The clinic, at 1400 Dowell Springs Boulevard, provides comprehensive evaluation, treatment, and clinical trial opportunities for those with cognitive impairment and neurodegenerative dementias, the release said.
Dr. Crane founded the clinic after serving as associate director and director of clinical research at the Cole Neuroscience Center, now the Pat Summitt Clinic, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Her new clinic is adjacent to the Genesis Brain Health Institute, partnering with Dr. Crane’s clinic as a resource for prevention strategies for those at high risk for developing memory disorders.
She continues to teach as an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at both the Graduate School of Medicine at UT-Knoxville, as well as at the UT Health Science Center Memphis, the press release said.
Dr. Crane completed her undergraduate degree at Yale University and her medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. While completing her residency and fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, she was honored as a new investigator by the National Institute of Mental Health for her work in the behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. She is a founding member of the International Society for Frontotemporal Dementias.
To RSVP to the May 16 program, send an e-mail to Katie Hinch at [email protected], or call (865) 481-6009.
The Courtyards Senior Living, licensed by the State of Tennessee, designs its facilities to offer a warm, safe, and caring community in a home environment for those in need of elder care, the press release said. For more information, visit The Courtyards Senior Living website at http://www.courtyardseniorliving.com/.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
This press release was submitted by Kay Brookshire.
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