Penn Memory Center

The Penn Memory Center (PMC) is a Perelman School of Medicine resource for older adults seeking information, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment related to symptoms of progressive memory loss.

Penn Memory Center

The Penn Memory Center (PMC) is a Perelman School of Medicine resource for older adults seeking information, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment related to symptoms of progressive memory loss.

The PMC’s team is made up of board-certified, experienced physicians specializing in cognitive neurology, geriatric psychiatry, or geriatric medicine, and clinical professionals from disciplines including neuropsychology, psychometrics, nursing, psychotherapy, social work, and research management.

In the January edition of By The Numbers, the Current delves into the facts and figures behind the PMC.

29Number of Alzheimer’s Disease Centers designated by the National Institute on Aging. The PMC is one of them.
34Total PMC researchers, clinicians, and staff members.
23Active research studies at the PMC.
501Number of unique active research participants.
130Participants so far in the PMC’s Cognitive Fitness Program, which combines the latest technology with personalized education to optimize cognitive health in older adults.
150Participants so far in the PMC’s Cognitive Fitness Program, which combines the latest technology with personalized education to optimize cognitive health in older adults.
1990Year the late Christopher Clark, then a Perelman School of Medicine professor, became founding director of the PMC. Clark, who is credited with being instrumental in establishing the PMC, retired from the director position in 2007. He was succeeded by former Perelman School of Medicine professor Steven Arnold until last year.
2015Year Penn Medicine’s Jason Karlawish and David Wolk became co-directors of the PMC.

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