The Memory Center at UChicago Medicine is the recent winner of two nationally recognized awards:

2021 Redefining American Healthcare Award – Healthcare Leadership Council (press release)

2021 Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Award – Family Caregiver Alliance (awards presentation)


Explore below for press, presentations, and research publications featuring The Memory Center

Research Gate

‘Art Is…In’ featured as a Dementia Arts Spotlight
Dementia Spring Foundation, Summer 2023

UChicago Medicine Adds Music Therapy Option for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients
At the Forefront UChicago Medicine, July 19, 2023

Violence in Caregiving: What do you do when your loved one turns violent or aggressive?
Caregiving Magazine, June 29, 2023 
(Click here to view the entire magazine flipbook)

What Comes Next? Supporting Kids, Teens, and Young Adults after a Diagnosis
AFTD 2023 Education Conference, St. Louis, MO, June 2023
(Click here to view the additional AFTD Conference Video Recordings)

Caring for Caregivers
WVON 1690AM Radio, Community Health Focus Hour, November 19, 2022

Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Is Surprisingly Prevalent — Lorenzo’s House Is Providing Hope and Support for Families of Those Affected
Better Magazine, May 17, 2022

Memory Center Receives National Healthcare Award from Health Industry Leaders
Redefining American Healthcare Award, Healthcare Leadership Council, Press Release, February 9, 2022

Hyde Parkers Kick Off Effort To Care For Neighbors With Dementia And Their Support Systems
Block Club Chicago, March 1, 2021

After successful mail-only pilot, art program for people with dementia may expand citywide
Hyde Park Herald, November 5, 2020

How Hyde Park Became Chicago’s First Dementia Friendly Neighborhood
iHeartRadio, 103.5FM Radio, October 6, 2020 

Hyde Park Herald, October 13, 2020

With ‘dementia-friendly’ designation in hand, advocates hope to increase awareness and resources
Block Club Chicago, October 6, 2020

Dealing with Dementia: Types of memory loss vary, but the effects can be profound
Chicago Health Magazine, March 19, 2020 

Demystifying Dementia (Part II)
WVON 1690AM, Community Health Focus Hour February 9, 2019 (original article link has been removed)

Demystifying Dementia (Part I)
WVON 1690AM, Community Health Focus Hour December 8, 2018 
(original article link has been removed)

Brain Research Foundation To Honor Frederick A. Gibbs Discovery Award Recipients: Dr. James A. Mastrianni To Be Honored For Scientific Achievement
Brain Research Foundation, November 12, 2018 

UChicago Memory Center hosts dementia-friendly cruise on the Chicago River
At the Forefront UChicago, October 31, 2018

Excursions Help Memory Care Patients: Northwest Indiana residents go on dementia-friendly cruise planned by Hobart company
Northwest Indiana Times, October 10, 2018 

Cruise for memory-impaired sets sail in Chicago River
WGN TV, October 2, 2018 

‘Where’s Bob?’ He cares for wife stricken with dementia who no longer knows him: This is the story of former Sun-Times photographer Bob Ringham’s caring for his wife Peg Ringham in her final days wracked by an Alzheimer’s-like condition called Lewy body dementia.
Sun Times, March 8, 2018 

Therapeutic Art
Life’s Too Short Podcast, RadioMD, January 3rd, 2017 (original article link has been removed)

From Molecule to Medicine: Pursuing Insight and New Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease
Science Life, September 19, 2017 (original article link has been removed) 

Are the Rates of Dementia in the U.S. Really Falling, and How is Education Involved?
Science Life, February 12, 2016 (original article link has been removed)

Brain Teasers: Cracking the Mind’s Toughest Riddles
Science Life, May 1, 2015 (original article link has been removed)

Do’s and Don’ts for a Better Working Brain: Follow these memory-boosting, concentration-enhancing tips to keep your brain on its A game at all times.
Men’s Journal Magazine, August 11, 2015 

Lewy Body Dementia Strikes Hockey Giant Stan Mikita
Science Life, February 4, 2015 (original article link has been removed)

Memory Matters: The 18th Annual Myra Rubeinstein Weis Health Resource Luncheon (James A. Mastrianni, Keynote Speaker)
Chicago Tribune, April 4, 2014 (original article link has been removed)

Precious Memories: Gene studies advance medicines and profit for Alzheimer’s
Chicago Health, January 17, 2012 

Proposed Alzheimer’s criteria call for early physician intervention
American Medical News, August 9, 2010 

In locked down biohazard lab, University professor studies causes of mad cow
UChicago Maroon, May 29, 2009


What Comes Next? Supporting Kids, Teens, and Young Adults after a Diagnosis
AFTD 2023 Education Conference, St. Louis, MO, June 2023

Effective Communication Strategies: Alzheimer’s Association (2022)

Dementia Friendly Hyde Park Kick Off Event 
Founding team: UChicago Memory Center, Chicago Hyde Park Village, SHARE Network Chicago, 2021

Frontotemporal Degeneration in ALS: What is FTD and How do we Care for it?
ALS Roundtable Teleseries, The ALS Association – Greater Chicago Chapter, national recording, 2021

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