DAYTON, OH – Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders helped the Alzheimer’s Association raise thousands of dollars at their annual Reason to Hope breakfast in Dayton on March 12th.
DCND is one of many sponsors for the Reason to Hope event. Three staff members, including Dr. Ken Pugar were also on the planning committee.
“Every day in my practice, I see what Alzheimer’s does to families and I am inspired to do more. I am inspired to give more. I am inspired to engage more!”
Dr. Pugar and Marianne Pugar detail their personal experiences with the disease and talk about what they see inside the walls of DCND every day.
“Not a day goes by that I do not care for at least one patient with dementia, their families, or their caregivers. I take their history, examine the patient, and review their medications and their test results…. But, mostly… I listen. And it’s by listening that I gain the most insight about this disease and its impact,” said Dr. Pugar.
“The Association’s efforts and those of researchers around the world are directed at several targets: biomarkers (ways to determine/predict who will get the disease), prevention (once we identify those who are susceptible, we need to take actions to delay or prevent the onset of the disease), and treatment (what most patients and families are looking for). Research in all these arenas is going on like never before, the momentum is building and with your help we can reach our 2025 goal. To prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s and dementia by 2025,” said Dr. Pugar.
If you are interested in more information about the Alzheimer’s Association, please visit: https://www.alz.org/dayton