Welcome to the Frank C. and Lynn Scaduto MIND Institute

Memory Disorder Clinic and Clinical Research Site Specializing in Alzheimer’s Disease

MIND Institute at Miami Jewish Health serves patients with a variety of neurocognitive disorders, with a special focus on early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

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State-Designated Memory Disorder Clinic

As one of only 17 state-designated memory disorder clinics (MDC) in Florida, MIND Institute is authorized to:

  • Provide comprehensive diagnostic and referral services for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia
  • Conduct service-related research
  • Develop caregiver training materials and educational opportunities

Alzheimer’s Disease on the Rise

Memory Care Programs at MIND Institute

We believe that people with Alzheimer’s disease, memory changes, and other neurocognitive disorders can continue to live with purpose and joy. Our programs are built on that belief.

Assessment and Care Planning

We provide outpatient assessment and disease management for individuals with new neurocognitive changes or an established diagnosis. We emphasize individual needs and the delivery of therapeutic and social services.

Meaningful MINDs

This program engages and enhances cognition, mood, and behavior in those with mild to moderate cognitive impairment. We identify each participant’s strengths and challenges and provide personalized one-on-one activity sessions with a MIND coach. Learn more about Meaningful MINDs.

Alzheimer’s Prevention Program

People concerned about neurocognitive changes can join this structured, evidence-based program to assess their risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, benchmark their current neurocognitive health, and receive customized lifestyle coaching for improved brain fitness. Enroll in the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program.

Caregiver Support & Education

Helping caregivers is a big focus at MIND Institute. We offer one-on-one counseling sessions, a caregiver support group, and extensive case management for those with greater need.

Clinical Trial Participation

MIND Institute is a leading clinical research site for the latest treatments under development. Participants must have mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, be aged 50-90+ and have an involved caregiver. See what clinical research trials are currently available.

Visionary Leadership with an EmpathiCareSM Approach

Dr. Marc E. Agronin

Dr. Marc E. Agronin, a board-certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist, serves as Chief Medical Officer for MIND Institute. His pioneering EmpathiCareSM philosophy delivers life-enhancing care to patients and families — from diagnosis to action-based therapy, to caregiver support and beyond. Read more about Dr. Agronin’s life-changing work.

Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials

MIND Institute is a leading clinical research site for the latest treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Our clinical trials employ the latest methodologies and are guided by the most promising theories in the field. By joining our community of participants, you become a vital part of the journey to develop medical treatments for Alzheimer’s disease that will change lives.

You or your loved one may be eligible to participate after meeting the following criteria:

  • Individual has been diagnosed with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease
  • Individual is age 50 to 90+
  • Individual has an involved caregiver
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