Keep Memory Alive
Acclaimed architect Frank Gehry stands by a model of the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute which he designed for construction in “61 Acres” in downtown Las Vegas.
The Lou Ruvo Brain Institute (LRBI) aims to build a unique national research resource in Nevada to accelerate the discovery of cures for memory disorders and dementia associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and other chronic brain dysfunctions.
The LRBI’s specific aim is to accelerate the process of testing and validating new interventions that will slow or prevent the progression of neurodegeneration which is a primary cause of most memory disorders. It will foster the development of novel interventions to maintain independent functioning, promote “Vital Aging” and enhance the quality of life for the burgeoning numbers of people with cognitive impairments or dementia.
The Institute is the medical-scientific branch of Keep Memory Alive, a Nevada-based not-for-profit organization.