Dagmar Dolby and Family
(Left to right) David Dolby; Catherine Madison, M.D.; Dagmar Dolby; Alireza Atri, M.D., Ph.D.
Advancing Brain Health Care
Launched by a visionary philanthropic investment from Dagmar Dolby and her family, the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center at CPMC has helped hundreds of local families deal with the tremendous stress of an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis. Mrs. Dolby says,
"That's why we made our philanthropic investment to start the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center at CPMC, because we wanted there to be a path to manage the disease rather than to be left alone with it. And now the center is conducting research to develop new treatments that will help patients and their loved ones better manage this difficult disease, so we're excited to see what the future holds."
Now Mrs. Dolby’s son David Dolby says the center’s next step in advancing care is adding a prominent research component. To that end, it has hired Alireza Atri, M.D., Ph.D., formerly of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School to hold the Ray Dolby Endowed Chair in Brain Health Research. “This place is meant to constantly be evolving as we leverage the best new approaches for Alzheimer's care," says David. “We want to make a positive impact on patients and their families, and we welcome the participation and support of the entire local dementia community in our efforts."
- The Ray Dolby Brain Health Center is changing the paradigm of how more than 2,000 dementia patients and their families are cared for every year.
- Watch the video "Removing the Stigma of Dementia." Catherine Madison, M.D., medical director of the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center, describes services available for dementia patients and their families.
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