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UT Tyler Offers Free Dementia Screenings to East Texas Community 

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 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. 

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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. 

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  1. Diane Stanley on June 14, 2023 at 10:59 am

    I would like to be screened for dementia please

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