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J Alzheimers Dis. 2014;38(1):103-9. doi: 10.3233/JAD-130791.

The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health: keeping memory alive.

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  • 1Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Abstract

The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health (LRCBH) is a unique clinical and translational research enterprise that stems from the passion of Larry Ruvo to honor his father, Lou, a victim of Alzheimer's disease (AD). To attract national attention to AD, Mr. Ruvo convinced architect Frank Gehry to construct the remarkable building complex of the LRCBH in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cleveland Clinic assumed responsibility for running the clinical and research aspects of the LRCBH. The care provided in this novel architectural setting is innovative and emphasizes patients first care with integration of caregiver programs and clinical research opportunities. Standardization of care, outcomes measures, and process metrics provide a platform for assessing, studying, and exporting best practices in cognitive care. Clinical trials empower patients to help solve the diseases that afflict them. The combination of a passionate founder, dramatic architecture, clinical excellence, integrated care partner programs, and commitment to development of next generation treatments makes the LRCBH a unique model of integrated care and research.

KEYWORDS:

Alzheimer's disease; Frank Gehry; Lou Ruvo center for brain health; cleveland clinic; clinical trials

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