Our Mission

Undiagnosed Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are a big problem in Georgia and around the country. Over 300,000 Georgians have noticed symptoms of memory loss, but haven’t talked about it with a doctor.

Without proper diagnosis, people with dementia often don't get appropriate treatment, or they end up in the emergency room for avoidable reasons. It is a major burden on individuals, families, and even Georgia taxpayers.

This is why Georgia Memory Net is here:

  1. To improve screening for memory loss.
    We recommend all Georgians over 65 take advantage of their free Annual Wellness Visit, which includes a simple screening for memory loss and cognitive decline.
  2. To establish diagnostic clinics around the state.
    We've opened five Memory Assessment Clinics around the state that can accurately diagnose Alzheimer's in person or via telemedicine. After diagnosis, we connect patients and care partners with support organizations in their area.
  3. To collect data on Alzheimer’s in Georgia.
    The more we learn, the better we can be at diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s. We collect data for the Alzheimer's Registry in the Georgia Department of Public Health to increase our knowledge of this disease and move towards better treatment, connectivity and an eventual cure.

Undiagnosed dementias like Alzheimer’s is a major problem in Georgia and around the country. It’s estimated that over 300,000 Georgians have noticed symptoms of memory loss, but haven’t discussed their symptoms with a doctor.

This lack of diagnosis and appropriate treatment is a major burden on individuals, families, and even Georgia taxpayers.

This is why Georgia Memory Net is here:

  1. To improve screening for memory loss.
    We recommend all Georgians over 65 take advantage of their free Annual Wellness Visit, which includes a simple screening for memory loss and cognitive decline.
  2. To establish diagnostic clinics around the state.
    Our goal is to create Memory Assessment Clinics around the state that can accurately diagnose Alzheimer's and improve care. We want every Georgian to have access to superior care.
  3. To collect data on Alzheimer’s in Georgia.
    The more we learn, the better we can be at diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s. We collect data for the Alzheimer's Registry in the Georgia Department of Public Health to increase our knowledge and move toward better treatment and an eventual cure.
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Georgia Memory Net at a Glance

Why is Georgia Memory Net here? There’s so much information about Alzheimer’s and related dementias in Georgia, and how to diagnose and treat them, that it can become overwhelming. We’ve done our best to simplify the info into a clear one-page infographic.

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