Alzheimer's Disease

    Overview

    Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurological disease that attacks memory and other important brain functions. The Dale and Deborah Smith Center for Alzheimer's Research and Treatment at SIU Medicine provides focused treatment and therapy for the physical and emotional needs of patients and families suffering from this disease.

    Request for new Alzheimers Drug

    The FDA announced the approval for a drug called Aducanumab, to be given to patients. This is one of the first Alzheimer’s treatment designed to slow cognitive decline, and the first drug approved by the FDA to treat Alzheimer’s since 2003. The Dale and Deborah Smith Center for Research and Treatment will offer this to patients who meet the qualifications approved by the FDA for aducanumab. If you would like more information on when the drug will be available from SIU Medicine clinics, please complete the form below.

    Our doctors

    Provider

    Thomas Ala, MD

    Medical Director of the Alzheimer's Center Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Priyanka Bhandari, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Dae Hyoun Jeong, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Lauri Lopp, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Paula Mackrides, DO

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
    Provider

    Andrea Perkins, FNP-BC

    Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Eukesh Ranjit, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Ankit Sharma, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Zachary Sims, PA-C

    Physician Assistant Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Mehul Trivedi, PhD

    Psychiatry
    319 E Madison St 3rd Floor Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Cindy Womack, FNP-BC

    Family Nurse Practicioner Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Charlene Young, FNP-BC

    Nurse Practitioner Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough technology

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.

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