Research Programs


Alzheimer’s Research has long been a focus of the “Clifton Corridor”, a section of Clifton Road recognized nationally for the research centers that line it.  The Fountainview Center’s  location and its unique environment,  is many times selected to share its staff, services and facilities with  these and other learning institutions to aid in teaching, investigating, treatment and possibly, the search for a cure.


Research/Training/ Clinical Drug Trials Affiliates:

Veterans’ Hospital, Atlanta, Research and Clinical Drug Trials
Georgia State University, School of Nursing, School of Social Work and School of Public Health, Training and Research
Emory University School of Medicine and School of Nursing, Training, Research, and Clinical Drug Trials
Emory Healthcare, Wesley Woods Geriatric Center, Psychiatry Fellows Clinical Training
Mercer College, Atlanta, School of Pharmacy, Training
Atlanta Art Institute, School of Design, Research
Georgia Medical Institute, Training
Department of Human Resources, Training Site
Atlanta Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Training/Education Site

Fountainview also serves as a host site for many professionals.  The following  are writers, authors, researchers , speakers on Alzheimer’ care  and has notably presented at education sessions for our families and staff here at Fountainview.

Betsy Brawley, Author, Designing for Dementia
David Troxel and Virginia Bell, Authors, Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care and the Best Friends Staff
Carley Hellen, Author, Alzheimer's Disease Activity-Focused Care
Joyce Simard, LCSW, Author, Namaste Care for End Stage Dementia
Joseph Ouslander, MD, Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Author,  Medical Care in the Nursing Home
Larry Tune, MD, MAS, FAPM, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, Teaching and Research
Nancy L. Kriseman, MSW, LCSW, Author, The Caring Spirit Approach to Eldercare
Susan Gilster, Ph.D., Consultant to Alzheimer’s and Long Term Care facilities, Author, Changing Culture, Changing Care, S.E. R.V. I.C.E. First.  A Way of Life: Developing Exemplary Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Program