Glenn E. Smith, Ph.D., L.P., is a principal investigator for the Education Core, Mayo Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and associate director for Education Resources, Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities.
- Early diagnosis of dementia
- Dementia outcomes
- Successful cognitive aging
- Depression and behavioral disturbance in dementias
Significance to patient care
The research conducted by Dr. Smith and his colleagues has led to the development of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Action to Benefit Thinking and Independence (HABIT) program, a 10-day, 50-hour, intensive intervention program for people with mild cognitive impairment.
The HABIT program combines state-of-the-art physical and mental exercise, memory compensation training, and patient and caregiver education and support. Studies by Dr. Smith and his team show it helps people in preclinical stages of Alzheimer's disease maintain their functional independence.
- Chair, Task Force to Update the Guidelines for the Evaluation of Dementia and Age-Related Cognitive Decline, Committee on Aging, American Psychological Association, 2010
- President, Division of Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40), American Psychological Association, 2008-2009
- President, American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology, 2005-2007