The increasing prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases throughout the world means that almost all of us have loved ones who are either patients or bear the burden of care for afflicted individuals. Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, and other degenerative diseases each present patients with the challenge of chronic illness and complications. Likewise, patients with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries face a prolonged course of rehabilitation and complications as well.
Yale’s Department of Neurology features several programs focused on combating neurodegeneration and facilitating neural repair, both on the clinical and research fronts. The Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center; the Movement Disorders group; the Spine/Neurorehabilitation clinic; and the Program for Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair offer opportunities for patients, clinicians, and researchers to cooperate in advancing care.
Vincent Coates Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neuroscience; Interim Chair, Neuroscience; Director, Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair; Director, Memory Disorders Clinic; Director, Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center