The Northwestern University Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center (CNADC) provides a number of programs to help support the quality of life of persons living with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, or other forms of dementia like Alzheimer’s disease.
The Miller Family
This program is made possible by the generosity of the Miller family. Through their $1.25 million commitment, Glen and Wendy Miller and their daughter Lauren Izaks are supporting 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.
Learn more about our programs below.
The Buddy Program
Offering persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias to serve as mentors to first-year medical students for a unique perspective on these diagnoses.
Sparking creative dialogue and meaningful exchange between people with memory loss and their care partners, this program's participants tour exhibits at the Loyola University Museum of Art.
The Memory Ensemble
Giving persons in the early stages of memory loss an opportunity to use their instincts, creativity, and spontaneity through a collaboration between the CNADC and the Lookingglass Theatre Company.