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The MIND Center

The Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia (MIND) Center is a leader in the search to crack the code of Alzheimer's disease.

The MIND Center leads a collaborative study of Alzheimer's risk factors. With access to more than 30 years of data, we combine pioneering research, brain imaging and genetic technologies to make discoveries about Alzheimer's, which affects 5 million Americans and more than 40 million people worldwide.

The MIND Center Clinic offers diagnosis and outpatient treatment for patients with memory loss and cognitive impairment. Our clinical team includes geriatricians, neurologists, nurse practitioners and social workers, all of with expertise in caring for patients and families battling Alzheimer's and dementia.

In addition to our population-based studies, the clinical trials program brings opportunities to participate in industry-sponsored research studies related to Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Meet Our Director

Dr. Thomas Mosley is the Hughes Chair and Director of the MIND Center. A professor of medicine-geriatrics, he has an extensive background in clinical neuropsychology, behavioral neurology and population-based studies in neuroepidemiology. Dr. Mosley's research efforts have been largely devoted to uncovering how and why the brain changes with age.

Mosley is the principal investigator for several NIH-funded studies including the large multi-site Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Neurocognitive Study. His work has led to discoveries about the brain that show that cognitive decline begins much earlier than previously thought, an insight that could translate into earlier detection, improved treatment and possible even prevention of neurodegenerative diseases.

Art in Mind is helping individuals with memory loss rebuild connections and improve cognitive abilities through art. A collaboration between The MIND Center at UMMC, Alzheimer’s Association of Mississippi and the Mississippi Museum of Art, the program gives participants an opportunity to observe and discuss art in the gallery then move to the studio to create their own artwork.