TYLER (June 13, 2023) – The University of Texas at Tyler offers free dementia and other brain-related screenings to the East Texas community through the UT Tyler Memory Assessment and Research Center.
The UT Tyler MARC is dedicated to innovative scientific research and improving the lives of Tyler, Smith County and East Texas community members by providing neuropsychological screening and evaluation services to older adults with suspected or existing cognitive impairment.
“The goal is to reach as many older adults in this community as possible, as many in our target audience do not have the resources to get the help and answers they need,” said Dr. Michael Barnett, UT Tyler assistant professor of psychology and MARC director. “Our work aids in understanding more about the aging process and finding ways to combat or identify different forms of dementia earlier and more efficiently.”
All services are conducted at the center, located at 3531 South Broadway Avenue in Tyler. To make an appointment or for more information, call 903.630.7479 or email MARC@uttyler.edu. Since the length of interviews and testing vary from patient to patient, a five- to eight- hour appointment is to be expected. All participants, whether in for testing or research purposes, receive a free gift card.
In addition to its services and research, MARC offers therapeutic services for caregivers and family members through its partnership with the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County. The MARC also provides UT Tyler students with clinical/research training, clinical experience and research data for publications to further their education and help them reach their professional goals.
For additional information, visit uttyler.edu/psychology/marc.php.
With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT Tyler offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs to 10,000 students. UT Tyler recently merged with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (now known as UT Tyler Health Science Center). Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center (HSC) and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.