The goal of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) at Emory University is to bring scientists together to facilitate their research and help learn more about Alzheimer's and related diseases. They are also committed to the education of health care professionals, persons with Alzheimer's disease, their families, and the community to aid in understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of these illnesses.
Research is crucial to gain more information about disease, provide better care, and ultimately, prevent the burden of neurological diseases for future generations.
One particular area of interest of the Emory ADRC is a better understanding of mild cognitive impairment and early diagnosis & treatment of memory disorders.
- Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.A.
- Alzheimer's disease has killed more people than breast cancer & prostate cancer combined.
- More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's.
- Alzheimer's is the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot currently be prevented, cured, or even slowed.
- 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia.
- Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease can develop in people as young as age 30.
Memory Loss that Disrupts Daily Life and Functions
Challenges in Planning or Solving Problems
Difficulty Completing Familiar Tasks at Home, at Work, or at Leisure
Confusion with Time, Place, and / or Seasons
Trouble Understanding Visual Images & Spatial Relationships
New Problems with Words in Speaking or Writing
Misplacing Things and Losing the Ability to Retrace Steps
Decreased / Poor Judgment - Decline in Personal Hygiene
Withdrawal from Work or Social Activities
Changes in Mood & Personality - Depressed, Fearful, Anxious
2% of every order that Brockwell Incorporated receives is allocated into a separate fund for Emory University's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. Our company's donation will be made twice a year, with 100% of the funds being donated to the ADRC.
* Brockwell will post a downloadable, public report for every donation.
Alzheimer's is a serious and sickening disease, and those of you who have had a family member, friend, or loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's know first-hand how cruel and heart-breaking it can be.
Through a portion of company earnings, Brockwell Incorporated's philanthropic aim is to contribute towards finding better ways to treat Alzheimer's, delaying its onset, preventing it from developing, and ultimately finding a cure that eliminates this horrible disease.
Our company is lucky because we're able to combine our appreciation for quality architectural products with our genuine fervor to help those directly affected by Alzheimer's. When it comes to purchasing products for your home or commercial space, we want you to receive the products that truly fit your project's purpose. And whether Alzheimer's has, in any way, affected you or not - if you've been thinking about donating to a great cause, feel free to learn more about Ways To Support the Emory University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.
Mattie Mae Gregg was born, in 1925, into the humble home of sharecroppers, John and Roberta Lue Genia Williams. She was the youngest of eleven siblings, and at the age of six, her family migrated to Port Neches, Texas from Meeker, Louisiana when the Great Depression was just beginning.
She was a very bright child who, early on, would read financial documents, the newspaper, and other important documents to her near illiterate parents. As Mattie grew older, her thirst for knowledge propelled her to third place in her high school graduation class. She was the only one of her siblings who graduated from high school.
Mattie married Clive William Gregg on February 17, 1943 - and they later had four (4) children: Lou Jean, John, James & David. While fulfilling her role of wife and mother, she continued her thirst for knowledge and became an ordained minister, which - in that era - was a position predominately held by men.
Mattie Mae Gregg was a humanitarian by nature. During her lifetime, she was a strong defender of those who were less fortunate and would often tutor students who came from families that could not afford tutoring. She also arranged & orchestrated weddings for young girls who could not afford weddings. These are only two of her many endeavors to help others. Above all, she stressed the importance of education.
Her legacy could be that she encouraged each of her children to always pursue knowledge. Two were lifetime educators, and each are college graduates.
I have fond memories of my grandmother, and remember her as someone who had a zest for life and compassion for people. She was happy and loved her family dearly. I will never forget building blanket tents, and sneaking Oreos, and kicking the soccer ball outside, but most of all - I will always remember the values she continually taught me.
"Anything worth doing is worth doing well."