The Maier Institute for Excellence in Therapeutics for Elders with Dementia at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is a medical consortium focused on treatment of Alzheimer's and related dementias. 

The Institute is designed to help patients, their families and caregivers navigate the complex needs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The Institute works closely with existing organizations like the Alzheimer’s Association and professional pharmacist associations to improve the lives of people with dementia through improved and innovative therapeutic approaches.

Groundwork for the Institute was initiated in 2011 through the generous support of a $1 million gift from General Corporation, which was matched by West Virginia’s Bucks for Brains Initiative.

“We are all aware of the growing number of people with Alzheimer’s in the United States. The role of this Institute is to identify existing knowledge gaps regarding care for people with dementia and initiate projects to address the gaps.”

Shirley M. Neitch, MD
Inaugural Maier Clinical
Research Professor
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine