Advancing breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s
After his death, Jeanetta knew she wanted to help others who were affected by Alzheimer’s. Jim had received care at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, so it was important to her to give back to those who had taken care of him. She donated funding for a speaker series at Ohio State that shared new breakthroughs with people affected by Alzheimer’s.
Jim’s neurologist, Douglas Scharre, MD
, division director of Cognitive Neurology at the Wexner Medical Center Neurological Institute, developed one of the biggest breakthroughs in recent years: a simple test, called SAGE (Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam)
, that establishes a baseline for cognitive function and helps physicians catch declines in brain function.