Alzheimer’s Family Center (AFC) announced the addition of Teryn Clarke, M.D. to the Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Dr. Teryn Clarke is a Neurology specialist in private practice in Newport Beach, California. She graduated with honors from University of Southern California School of Medicine in 1999.
With over 18 years of clinical experience, Dr. Clarke has made quite an impact in the study of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. From 2013-2015, she participated in 10 sponsored clinical studies and received the award for Dementia Care Professional of the Year from Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
Dr. Clarke has previously held board member positions in the Mariner’s Foundation and the Choc Glass Slipper Guild. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Neurology.
Dr. Clarke previously served as AFC’s Medical Director for three years, assisting patients with dementia-related conditions and acting as a liaison with other physicians.
The Board provides leadership for carrying out AFC’s mission to create happier and healthier days for families caring for a memory-impaired loved one.
About Alzheimer’s Family Center
Alzheimer’s Family Center (AFC) is Orange County’s only adult day health care facility dedicated exclusively to caring for dementia patients. AFC has a 37-year history of improving the quality of life of families challenged by memory loss, such as Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Patients benefit through customized programming tailored to the needs of each individual, from the earliest to the most advanced stages of dementia. Families find respite from the demands of caregiving, and the assurance that their loved one is receiving expert memory care, delivered with dignity and respect.
Recent studies show that AFC makes a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of its patients. Our patients experience over 50% fewer falls and a 33% reduction in emergency room visits within 12 months of enrollment in AFC’s programs. As a result, AFC family caregivers find the responsibilities of caregiving to be more manageable when their loved ones are home, away from the center. AFC also provides family caregivers with support and referrals to manage the medical, emotional, and financial challenges of caring for a memory-impaired loved one.
Alzheimer’s Family Center is located at 9451 Indianapolis Avenue in Huntington Beach, CA.