Formed as the philanthropic arm of the Atlanta Neuroscience Institute, formerly the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta, the Atlanta Neuroscience Foundation (ANF) will help fund the treatment of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy, providing financial aid to pay for cutting-edge medicine and comprehensive treatment as well as education and access for both the patient and the family that cares for them.
“We want to ensure that all patients with chronic neurological illnesses have access to the complex health care services they and their family need,” said Dr. Jeffrey English, medical director of the Atlanta Neuroscience Institute. “Through our foundation, we hope to enable the best possible access and remove all barriers to care.”
It is estimated that the United States pays over $50 billion a year in healthcare costs associated with falls in patients over the age of 65. Treatment of neurological disorders ranks among the 10 highest costs. The foundation is committed to improving the lives of those impacted by neurological diseases by funding holistic wellness medical programs like PD360, designed to preserve independence through gait training, nutrition, exercise, social and medical services. A program of this kind has been clinically proven to greatly benefit patients however healthcare insurance doesn’t always cover this valuable, life-changing experience.