Emory University's Brain Health Center and the Georgia Institute of Technology have launched an innovative research and therapy program for people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which is often a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease. The James M. Cox Foundation and Cox Enterprises, Inc. are supporting the new MCI Empowerment Program with a $23.7 million gift.
MCI is a distinct decline in thinking, affecting up to 20 percent of Americans over age 64. This age group is expected to double to 88.5 million by the year 2050.
Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology (IPaT), SimTigrate Design Lab in the College of Design, and other programs and labs across campus are testing and refining new technologies and innovations in built environments that promote long-term health and independence.
The new Georgia Tech-Emory University Cognitive Empowerment Program provides people with mild cognitive impairment and their caregivers with resources, education, and “a whole new level of hope.”