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NCTA, MSOs Back BRNI's Efforts To Help Provide Resources To Alzheimer's Families 4/19/2013 8:25 AM Eastern

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 its new Connect to Care notebook during the Annual Assembly of the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians (WVAFP).

BRNI, 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, the companies said in a release. 

Suddenlink's Dave Rozzelle said in the release: "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 beyond."

The 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," Dr. Shirley Neitch, BRNI's medical director, said in the release.  "We hope these notebooks help make that task a little easier for the patients and their caregivers."

The 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.

The 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.

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