DAYTON, Ohio (DCND) – The founder and president of Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders is joining the Alzheimer’s Association Board of Directors for the Miami Valley Chapter. Dr. Kenneth Pugar will lead the Medical-Science Committee making sure chapter services are medically sound. Before accepting his new role, Dr. Pugar served on the Association’s advisory committee for several years.
Dr. Pugar is a nationally recognized neurologist with more than 25 years of experience in diagnosing and treating patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. His dedication is both professional and personal. He has witnessed many advances in neurology, and that continues to drive his enthusiasm.
“In addition to treating patients with dementia every day, my family also has been touched by dementia. And, for many years, fighting dementia seemed like an uphill battle, but today there are emerging diagnostic tests and treatments that are helpful and promising. I now have hope that we will find an effective treatment or a cure for Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia in our lifetimes,” Dr. Pugar explains.
He is also the Principal Investigator for numerous clinical trials that DCND is currently conducting.
Dr. Pugar derives tremendous satisfaction from teaching and is actively involved in the highly respected residency program at Grandview Medical Center. Dr. Pugar is married with 5 children and 7 grandchildren. He loves to spend time with family and friends. He also enjoys traveling, playing golf, and skiing.
Dr. Pugar has already started his new role with the Alzheimer’s Association and is the co-chair for their Reason to Hope event set for April of 2018. More information about the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter can be found here.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Miami Valley chapter serves nine counties in our area.