Cognitive Dynamics is dedicated to novel, outcomes-oriented dementia research. Multi-faceted research directions include advanced imaging techniques of the patients involved in various forms of therapy, sleep and dementia, caregiver management, etc. We are currently conducting research on the impact of the “Art to Life” Initiative (our program of providing art therapy to community-dwelling Alzheimer’s patients and preserving their life stories) on care giver burden and the neuropsychiatric state of the particpants.
All too often, medical research is performed for the sake of science, without a clear goal of improving the lot of the patient or caregiver. While we recognize the importance of this research, we see a tremendous opportunity to improve the lives of dementia patients and their families with patient-centered, translational research initiatives.