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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease

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As part of the ongoing relationship we have with our research participants and their family caregivers, we offer programs to support, educate and engage them throughout the year. Through these programs, we are able to better understand the progression of the diseases and conditions we study, as well as better position our participants to get the clinical help they require when it’s needed.


Miller Family Support Programs

The following programs are designed to improve quality of life for people living with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment or other formers of dementia.

The Buddy Program

Those living with dementia serve as mentors to first-year-medical students to offer them a unique perspective.


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Art in the Moment

Participants and their care partners tour exhibits at the Art Institute of Chicago to spark creative dialogue.


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Support and Education for Early Dementia

This eight-week research program is meant for newly diagnosed individuals living with mild cognitive impairment or dementia and their families. 

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The Memory Ensemble

This program serves as a learning opportunity for those living with memory loss to use improvisation, creativity and spontaneity to navigate their condition.


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This research program offers individuals with memory loss and their care partners a unique and enriching experience through the art of storytelling.


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About the Miller Family

The programs above are made possible by the generosity of the Miller family. Through their $1.25 million commitment, Glen and Wendy Miller and their daughter Lauren Izaks support the education and support programs for individuals and families living with neurocognitive disease, particularly the Buddy Program, which they have supported since 2008. In addition, their gift has helped establish the Miller Social Work Fellowship Program.

Support Groups

FTD/PPA Support Group

For caregivers of people living with Frontotemporal Degeneration and Primary Progressive Aphasia.

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Younger Onset Support Group

For family members of people under the age of 65 who are living with dementia in its early stages.

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