Grants

To date, The Pat Summitt Foundation has awarded $1.75 million in grants to non-profit organizations engaged in Alzheimer’s patient care, caregiver support, 
research, and education.


In 2015, The Pat Summitt Foundation formed a strategic partnership with The University of Tennessee Medical Center to create The Pat Summitt Clinic. The clinic, which opened in January 2017, greatly improves access to healthcare services for families and patients facing Alzheimer's disease in a facility created to advance Alzheimer's research, detection, treatment and family caregiver support.
              

How to Evaluate the Quality of Residential Care for Persons with Dementia How to Evaluate the Quality of Residential Care for Persons with Dementia
A grant was awarded to three Vanderbilt faculty members who wrote, published, and disseminated this resource. 
 
Nutrition and the Brain Conference – Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Nutrition and the Brain Conference – Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
A grant was awarded to help sponsor the conference above.
   
 Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc.
A grant was awarded to Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. to help purchase a van that will assist families and caregivers in transporting clients to day center services, caregiver training, support groups and other community activities.
   
 The Cole Neuroscience Center at the University of Tennessee Medical Center The Cole Neuroscience Center at the University of Tennessee Medical Center
A grant was awarded to The Cole Neuroscience Center at The University of Tennessee Medical Center to enable patients to receive extended services not covered by traditional insurance, including individualized patient and family education provided by a Registered Nurse, connection to community resources and support groups provided by a Social Worker, and research interns to assist the physician in collecting, analyzing & interpreting patients’ cognitive test data.
   
 Family Caregiver Alliance - National Center on Caregiving  Family Caregiver Alliance
Funding was provided to create short video clips to teach patients and loved ones real-life, practical methods to enhance the lives of all involved. Subjects include bathing safety and other basic life skills as well as ways a home can be modified to be safer. Click HERE to view the video. 




How to Evaluate the Quality of Residential Care for Persons with Dementia How to Evaluate the Quality of Residential Care for Persons with Dementia
A grant was awarded to three Vanderbilt faculty members who wrote, published, and disseminated this resource.  
How to Evaluate the Quality of Residential Care for Persons with Dementia How to Evaluate the Quality of Residential Care for Persons with Dementia
A grant was awarded to three Vanderbilt faculty members who wrote, published, and disseminated this resource.  

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