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Banner Alzheimer’s Institute opens new location in Tucson

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PHOENIX — Banner Alzheimer’s Institute has expanded its services into southern Arizona.

After breaking grounding June 2019, The Toole Family Memory Center in Tucson is now open to patients, the institute said in a press release Wednesday.

The new 10,000-square-foot comprehensive care center sits at 2626 E. River Road.

The location offers the only comprehensive care model for Alzheimer’s and related dementias in southern Arizona, the institute said.

“The Toole family is proud to support the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and to help bring this holistic care model to the Tucson community,” Tom Toole said. “Life’s experiences are often the greatest form of education and, unfortunately, we learned first-hand how difficult this disease is for both the patient and family.

“Our father’s multi-year battle with Alzheimer’s is now over, but his legacy of supporting community and helping others continues with the establishment of this center.”

The center provides outpatient services related to the evaluation, diagnosis and medical management of both cognitive and non-cognitive behavior problems, a clinical trials program, a family and community services program to help address commonly unmet non-medical needs of family care providers and various community education programs.

“When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia’s, there are actually two patients: the person with memory impairment and their family,” Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Director Allan Anderson said in the release.

“We are proud to expertly care for both in our unique care model. We treat the patient medically, but also meet their nonmedical needs like free education and support as the disease progresses.”

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