Earlier this month, CBS Sports commentator Jim Nantz and The Methodist Hospital in Houston celebrated the creation of the Nantz National Alzheimer Center (NNAC). The NNAC will be a research and treatment facility for Alzheimer’s patients and families and is named in memory of Nantz’s father, who died in 2008 of the disease. The NNAC will be part of the Methodist Neurological Institute, which provides research and comprehensive care to patients with neurological diseases and disorders, and injuries to the brain and spinal cord. The facility will also study the possible connection between concussions and other head traumas in athletes and the progression of Alzheimer’s disease
“Through my personal giving and fundraising we are creating the NNAC in honor of my father; as a lasting tribute to my mother Doris, and sister Nancy who represent the millions of people who have lived through the hardship of caregiving; and my daughter Caroline, who symbolizes the hope and the future of the next generation," Jim Nantz said. "It is our hope the NNAC will help discover what causes Alzheimer’s, how to prevent it, how to treat it, and ultimately how to cure it – and that’s our goal. We will do everything possible to raise awareness and develop resources for this Center to not only battle Alzheimer’s disease but to bring additional focus to neurological trauma of all kinds."
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