Launched with a major philanthropic investment from Dagmar and her family, the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center is one of the only programs of its kind in the U.S.
“As we raised our family in San Francisco, we used CPMC for everyday care, like blood tests and x-rays. But when Ray was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, we were introduced to Dr. Catherine Madison. She is the most humanistic doctor I’ve ever known and she became my lifeline. Her team helped our entire family get over the threshold of this terrible diagnosis. They took exceptional care not only of Ray, but of us as a family, too. Because with Alzheimer’s, there’s no going back, so you have to learn how to cope—you have to learn to keep living.
“That’s why we made our philanthropic investment to start the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center at CPMC, because we wanted there to be a path to manage the disease rather than to be left alone with it. And now the center is conducting research to develop new treatments that will help patients and their loved ones better manage this difficult disease, so we’re excited to see what the future holds.”
With Alzheimer’s you have to learn to keep living.