Florida Atlantic University | Lewy Body Dementia Association LBDA

Florida Atlantic University

The Research Center of Excellence is part of the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine providing personalized care. The Center focuses solely on Neurodegenerative Diseases and Prevention utilizing a transdisciplinary care team of cognitive-behavioral neurologists, nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers, physical therapists, integrative nutritionists, and gerontologists. Clinical services include individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, integrative nutrition and life coaching, caregiver training, physical therapy, falls prevention, and monthly support groups. In addition, we have a focus on dementia prevention, offering the latest advances in risk detection and reduction. Every patient and their family are evaluated by the entire team to provide expert diagnoses, treatment, and therapy with a focus on wellness, mindfulness and quality of life while also providing access to cutting edge research in clinical trials, biomarker discovery, psychotherapy and behavioral management, family caregiving, and integrative medicine (chair yoga, acupuncture, nutrition, and exercise).

Clinic name: Comprehensive Center for Brain Health
Phone number: 561-297-0164
Website: http://med.fau.edu/ccbh

James Galvin, MD, MPH

Dr. Galvin is a Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Research at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and Professor of Nursing at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University. Over his 25-year career, he has been actively involved in the clinical care and research of Lewy Body Dementia. He became involved in the LBDA first as a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee and then as a member of the Board of Directors. He has established a comprehensive clinical center using a collaborative care model to provide the latest advances in medicine, nursing, social work, gerontology, and physical therapy to provide care for patients and their families. He hosts LBDA support groups for families – currently there are over 20 families that participate.