April 18, 2013
Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute Connect
to Care Notebook Aimed at Supporting Alzheimer's Patients and Caregivers
West Virginia - Today the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute's
(BRNI) Alzheimer's Outreach and Registry Program, in conjunction with
Suddenlink, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA),
released their new Connect to Care
notebook during the Annual Assembly of the West Virginia Academy of Family
Suddenlink, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and NCTA partnered to provide these free
of charge notebooks available to patients through their family physicians. The goal of the Connect to Care notebook is to help patients, their caregivers, and
their health providers keep track of important medical information. Suddenlink's Dave Rozzelle stated, "The
NCTA strongly believes communication is key to getting patients and their
families the kind of support they need and deserve. We are proud to sponsor
these notebooks as a way to help families across West Virginia and
notebook also supplies a list of helpful resources and several sections:
Physician & Pharmacy Information, Medical History, Medications &
Supplement Lists, Appointments & Notes, Travel Records, Billing &
Insurance, Medical Test Results and Advanced Care Planning. "Caring for a
loved one with a memory disorder can be difficult and challenging," says
Dr. Shirley Neitch, BRNI's Medical Director.
"We hope these notebooks help make that task a little easier for
the patients and their caregivers."
mission of BRNI's Alzheimer's Outreach and Registry Program is to offer
physicians continuing medical education and tools to aid in the screening,
diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with Alzheimer's disease and related
dementias. Session topics include: Alzheimer’s Disease Update for Physicians,
Diagnosing and Treating Alzheimer’s Disease:
The Latest Developments, Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms in
Dementia and Palliative Care in Dementia.
About the Blanchette Rockefeller
Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) is a unique, independent,
non-profit institute dedicated to the study of memory and finding solutions to
memory disorders. BRNI was founded in 1999 in memory of Blanchette Ferry Hooker
Rockefeller, an Alzheimer's patient and mother of U. S. Senator John D.
Rockefeller IV. BRNI is operated in alliance with West Virginia University as
well as in collaboration with other academic institutions.