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Memory Screenign Advisory Board

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) Memory Screening Advisory Board is composed of academicians and health care specialists who are leaders in the fields of memory assessment, dementia screening and Alzheimer’s disease, and who have published numerous influential articles on these topics. These individuals have particular expertise in the subject of screening tests and their development. The board’s mission is to provide consultation and recommendations to AFA regarding National Memory Screening Day and the management of projects related to helping to identify and treat individuals with memory problems, Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

  • J. Wesson Ashford, M.D., Ph.D.
    Chair, AFA Memory Screening Advisory Board
    Senior Research Scientist
    Stanford/VA Alzheimer's Center
    Palo Alto, CA
  • Soo Borson, M.D.
    Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Director, Memory Disorders Clinic and the ADRC Satellite
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA
  • Herman Buschke, M.D.
    Professor, Neurology & Neuroscience
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Bronx, NY
  • Margaret Dean,RN,CS-BC,GNP-BC,MSN
    Associate Faculty and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
    School of Nursing Graduate School, Lubbock,TX
    School of Medicine Internal Medicine Geriatric Division, Amarillo, TX
  • Sanford I. Finkel, M.D.
    Medical Director, Geriatric Institute
    Director, The Leonard Schanfield Research Institute
    Council for Jewish Elderly
    Chicago, IL
  • Lori Frank, Ph.D.
    Executive Director
    Center for Health Outcomes Research
    United BioSource Corporation
    Bethesda, MD
  • Janet Lawrence, M.D.
    Psychiatrist, Clinical Evaluation Center
    Attending Psychiatrist
    McLean Hospital
    Belmont, MA
  • Marta Mendiondo, Ph.D.
    University of Kentucky Medical Center
    Sanders-Brown Center
    Lexington, KY
  • Richard E. Powers, M.D.
    Chief, Bureau of Geriatric Psychiatry
    Alabama Department of Mental Health
    Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Frederick A. Schmitt , Ph.D.
    Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, Psychology, & Behavioral Science
    University of Kentucky Medical Center
    Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
    Lexington, KY