Dennis Fortier, President and CEO


Dennis Fortier, MA, MBA, authors the Brain Today blog, distilling the daily news about advances in the areas of brain health, memory loss, and Alzheimer's disease. A strong advocate for the benefits of early identification and timely intervention against medical conditions that impair brain function, Fortier serves as the president and CEO of Medical Care Corporation, a neuroinformatics company that develops assessment technologies to enable physicians to objectively evaluate memory and other cognitive functions in their patients. He earned a master's degree in sociology from the University of California, Irvine, and an MBA from Cornell University.


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Mild Cognitive Impairment or Alzheimer's? — Nov 28, 2012
People are always asking when mild cognitive impairment turns into Alzheimer's disease. I commonly encounter this question in the press, I hear it discussed at conferences,...
National Alzheimer's Awareness Month — Nov 27, 2012
As you may have read elsewhere, November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. But surely, the public is already well aware of this horrible disease. After all, ...
What are some tips I can use to improve my memory? — Jul 27, 2011
There is a lot of press and a fair amount of hype in the area of improving memory. As such, your question is probably one that many others have on their minds. Research o...
Can new brain cell development slow the progression of Alzheimer's? — Nov 22, 2010
It is not clear that rigorous mental work, of the types you described, actually leads to the development of new brain cells. However, it is well established that new conne...
Can a person with dementia travel abroad alone? — Jul 06, 2010
While the term "dementia" has a very specific clinical definition, some physicians use it casually to describe a varying degree of impairment due to numerous medical condit...
What kind of memory loss test should I use? My mom is... — Jul 05, 2010
The most important thing to understand is that a memory loss test, regardless of which one you choose, is not a replacement for a medical evaluation by a physician. Many c...
Can Alzheimer's go into a remission of sorts? — May 21, 2010
To answer this question, I think it is important to appreciate the following important aspect of Alzheimer's disease; most patients with Alzheimer's disease also have other...
Does Mild Cognitive Impairment Mean Dementia Later On? — May 05, 2010
The most important thing to remember about Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is that it is a "symptom" and not a "disease". It merely means that your ability to remember, or...
How is dementia diagnosed, and will it become Alzheimer's? — Mar 09, 2010
Many people ask about the steps involved in diagnosing dementia and wonder about the accuracy of the process. To answer the question meaningfully, I think it best to clari...
Alzheimer's Awareness: Why Bother? — Nov 03, 2009
As you may have read elsewhere, November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month. But surely, the public is already well aware of this horrible disease. After all, Alzheim...