WE ARE DEVELOPING AND DOCUMENTING TRAINING PRACTICES, BENEFITS AND RISKS, AND IDENTIFYING BEST PRACTICES TO HELP FUTURE CLIENTS.
MEET THE MEMORY DOG TEAM
Adam Waskow, Memory Dog’s Founder, has over 25 years’ experience in both hands-on training and managing of trainers of service dogs, including 22 years at Guide Dogs for the Blind. He has worked with people with a wide range of disabilities and traumatic history, covering every stage of training both client and dog, teaching them the true meaning of teamwork.
Dr. Bruce Miller holds the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He directs the busy UCSF dementia center where patients in the San Francisco Bay Area receive comprehensive clinical evaluations. His goal is the delivery of model care to all of the patients who enter the clinical and research programs at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center.
Dr. Miller is one of the top dementia scientists in the U.S. Presently, he is playing a key role in the evaluation of former NFL athletes and the head trauma they incurred that has resulted in severe dementia problems.
The UCSF Memory and Aging Center is involved in designing the research protocol for evaluating Memory Dog trials.
Mike Minchin, President of the John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation, has provided support in initiating the original idea of Memory Dog and contributed the seed money to explore it further. His guidance, passion and experience in the field was the spark that lit the fire.