UCSF Fresno Alzheimer & Memory Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary with an Open House at New Location


Every 67 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. The UCSF Fresno Alzheimer & Memory Center (AMC) was established in 1989 to diagnose, provide resources, treatment and education for patients with dementia and their families.


UCSF Fresno Alzheimer & Memory Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with an open house at its new location in central Fresno. UCSF Fresno Associate Dean Joan Voris, MD, along with UCSF Fresno AMC leadership, including Loren Alving, MD, Alex Sheriffs, MD, and Marcy Johnson, PhD, will greet visitors and explain the services available at the Center. Hors d’ oeuvres and refreshments will be served.


Tuesday, May 13
5 – 7 p.m.
6 – 6:20 p.m. Formal Remarks


UCSF Fresno Alzheimer & Memory Center 6137 N. Thesta Avenue, Suite 101B, Fresno
For more information, please call (559) 227-4810.


The UCSF Fresno Alzheimer & Memory Center is one of ten California Alzheimer’s disease centers. A multi-faceted team at UCSF Fresno AMC evaluates, diagnoses, provides treatment, resources and education and support to people with Alzheimer’s and their families. The UCSF Fresno AMC’s service area includes: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, Stanislaus, Tulare, San Luis Obispo, and Tuolumne counties. UCSF Fresno AMC is the only facility in the area that offers a team approach to diagnosing and assisting families with treatment plans and referrals to community resources.

Leaders in the medical community, including John Blossom, MD, along with David Ira Margolin, MD, PhD, and Glen Doyle, NP, PsyD, were instrumental in developing the proposal for the state grant, which secured the funds for the establishment of the UCSF Fresno Alzheimer & Memory Center.

The AMC moved to its current location in October 2013 to be more centrally located and easily accessible from the freeway.

The Center is partially supported by the State of California with grant funding as well as private donations. AMC welcomes tax-deductible donations which are used to support patient care, education and research.

UCSF is the nation’s leading university exclusively focused on health and is dedicated to transforming health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care.

UCSF Fresno, established in 1975, plays a vital role in providing healthcare services to residents of the San Joaquin Valley, training medical professionals in the region, conducting research that addresses regional health issues and academically preparing a pipeline of students for careers in health and medicine.