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Dr. Hemant K. Pandey, M.D. presented "Dementia: Can We Reduce the Risk?" at Clarendale of Chandler in Chandler, Arizona on June 3, 2024.

Dr. Hemant K. Pandey, M.D. presented “Dementia: Can We Reduce the Risk?at Clarendale of Chandler in Chandler, Arizona on June 3, 2024.

On June 3, 2024, Dr. Hemant K. Pandey, M.D. delivered an insightful presentation titled “Dementia: Can We Reduce the Risk?” at Clarendale of Chandler in Chandler, Arizona. The session highlighted various strategies to mitigate dementia risk, including lifestyle modifications, advances in therapy and treatment, and the importance of sleep and socialization. Dr. Pandey also discussed cutting-edge research and practical activities such as memory games and cognitive therapy designed to support brain health. Attendees left with a deeper understanding of how to take proactive steps to maintain cognitive health and reduce the risk of dementia.

Dr. Rajiv Parikh, M.D. and Angela Rush, FNP-C, Principal and Sub-Investigator presented "Clinical Trials Relating to Alzheimer's, Diabetes, Idiopathic REM Behavior Disorder Study (RBD), and more" on June 1, 2024 at the Health and Wellness/Women's Day Out Expo held at DoubleTree by Hilton in Gilbert, Arizona.

Dr. Rajiv Parikh, M.D. and Angela Rush, FNP-C, Principal and Sub-Investigator presented “Clinical Trials Relating to Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Idiopathic REM Behavior Disorder Study (RBD), and more” on June 1, 2024 at the Health and Wellness/Women’s Day Out Expo held at DoubleTree by Hilton in Gilbert, Arizona.

On June 1, 2024, at the Health and Wellness/Women’s Day Out Expo held at DoubleTree by Hilton in Gilbert, Arizona, Dr. Rajiv Parikh, M.D., and Angela Rush, FNP-C, presented an informative session on “Clinical Trials Relating to Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Idiopathic REM Behavior Disorder (RBD), and more.” They educated the audience on the significance of clinical research in developing new medicines, medical devices, and conducting observational studies, emphasizing the innovative approaches driving advancements in medicine. The presentation underscored the importance of personalized medicine, ensuring patients receive tailored care and attention.

Dr. Parikh highlighted the different types of diabetes and the importance of preventative care, stressing that all individuals over the age of 45 should be screened for diabetes, with some recommendations suggesting screenings start as early as 40. The discussion included essential screening measures such as blood tests, fasting tests, and hemoglobin A1c tests. Our practice remains committed to advancing medical research and providing personalized care to our patients.

Hawthorn Court at Ahwatukee Dementia Clinic May 22, 2024

Angela Rush, FNP-C, Principal and Sub-Investigator presented “Talking About Dementia” on May 22, 2024 at Hawthorn Court at Ahwatukee with Morning Star Lewis providing complimentary memory screenings.

Angela Rush, FNP-C presented “Talking About Dementia” where she conducted a highly engaging question and answer session, discussing the umbrella terms used for dementia, the onset of Alzheimer’s disease prior to memory loss, statistics, risk factors, early signs, prevention methods to reduce the onset of Alzheimer’s, and diagnostic testing. Following the session, Morning Star Lewis provided complimentary memory screenings. We were delighted to collaborate with Hawthorn Court at Ahwatukee to provide insights and research efforts for those living with dementia or caring for someone with the condition.

Dr. Pandey at Neighbors Who Care Summer Speaker Series Session 1: "Preventing Diseases of the Brain through Better Health Habits" May 16, 2024.

Dr. Hemant K. Pandey, M.D. presented at the Neighbors Who Care Summer Speaker Series Session 1: “Preventing Diseases of the Brain through Better Health Habits held at The Park at Copper Creek in Chandler, Arizona on May 16, 2024.

Dr. Pandey presented “Latest Advances in Dementia: New Tests, Treatments, and Tips for Managing the Disease,” where he discussed the forefront of dementia research, introducing innovative diagnostic tests, pioneering treatment options, and effective lifestyle strategies to manage the disease. Emphasizing the importance of exercise, the Mind Diet, socialization, and engaging in puzzles to lessen the effects of dementia, Dr. Pandey offered profound insights and practical advice. His presentation provided attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the latest advancements and actionable steps to improve the quality of life for those affected by the disease.

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Dr. Hemant K. Pandey, M.D. and Angela Rush, FNP-C, Principal and Sub-Investigator presented at Clarendale Chandler in Chandler, Arizona on May 6, 2024.

Dr. Hemant K. Pandey, M.D. and Angela Rush, FNP-C, Principal and Sub-Investigator presented at Clarendale of Chandler in Chandler, Arizona on May 6, 2024.

Dr. Pandey led an engaging session titled “Forgetting Your Keys? Missing an Appointment? Let’s Talk About It!” at Clarendale Chandler, with Angela Rush contributing additional insights. Throughout the presentation, Dr. Pandey explained the nature of dementia, including its various stages and types, and differentiated between brain fog, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. He also highlighted five early signs of Alzheimer’s and shared critical screening questions for detecting dementia. The session, enriched by Angela’s expertise, also covered aspects of brain health. MD First Research Chandler is looking forward to further collaboration with Clarendale Chandler to improve care for patients with dementia and related diseases.

MD First Research Chandler held an Open House on Friday, May 3, 2024

MD First Research Chandler held an Open House on Friday, May 3, 2024 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Attendees had the opportunity to explore the forefront of medical research and learn how they can contribute to groundbreaking advancements. This was made possible through free memory screenings, information about current and upcoming clinical trial opportunities, meeting our team, a tour of our office, and enjoyment of refreshments.

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Dr. Hemant K. Pandey, M.D. and Angela Rush, FNP-C, Principal and Sub-Investigator presented at Parkland Memory Care in Chandler, Arizona on April 15, 2024.

Dr. Hemant K. Pandey, M.D. and Angela Rush, FNP-C, Principal and Sub-Investigator presented at Parkland Memory Care in Chandler, Arizona on April 15, 2024.

Dr. Pandey and Angela Rush recently led an informative session on ‘Latest Advances in Dementia’ at Parkland Memory Care, where they highlighted the importance of clinical trials in advancing dementia research. The discussion provided valuable insights for the staff, emphasizing the critical role these studies play in developing effective treatments. MD First Research Chandler is excited about the opportunity to collaborate further with Parkland Memory Care in our efforts to enhance care and outcomes for dementia patients.

Dr. Hemant K. Pandey featured in the June 2023 Chandler City Lifestyle Magazine.

Dr. Hemant K. Pandey featured in the June 2023 Chandler City Lifestyle Magazine.

“Dr. Pandey is widely known for his expertise in diagnosing and treating various forms of dementia, and is associated with various organizations that provide support to dementia patients. He especially enjoys the patient support groups as it allows a very close interaction with the struggles that the patient and their loved ones face daily.”

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Community Outreach

Neighbors Who Care Volunteers and Fundraiser

MD First Research Chandler is proud to support Neighbors Who Care, an organization dedicated to assisting our aging population, a group that increasingly requires our help to maintain their independence and dignity. In these times, the call for volunteers and donations has never been more critical.

This is a chance to be part of a community that values compassion and support, ensuring our seniors can enjoy the comfort of their homes for up to five years longer. Your donation can significantly extend Neighbors Who Care’s ability to provide these essential services, fostering a community where every member is looked after, respected, and cherished.

Past Events

Angela Rush and Penny Kalscheur at Health and Wellness/Women's Day Out Expo on June 1, 2024

MD First Research Chandler participates in the Health and Wellness/Women’s Day Out Expo in Gilbert, Arizona on June 1, 2024

MD First Research Chandler was thrilled to participate in the Health and Wellness/Women’s Day Out Expo on June 1, 2024, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Gilbert, Arizona. We engaged with the community, connecting with participants and vendors, and enjoyed meaningful conversations about our efforts to advance medical research. It was especially heartwarming to see familiar faces from our previous events, reinforcing the strong connections we have built within the community. A highlight was the presentation by Dr. Rajiv Parikh, M.D., and Angela Rush, FNP-C, on “Clinical Trials Relating to Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Idiopathic REM Behavior Disorder Study (RBD), and more,” which sparked significant interest and discussions.

Looking ahead, we are excited about our next event on August 3, 2024, in Mesa, AZ, where we will continue to promote health and wellness. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you there!

MD First Research Chandler participates in the Clarendale of Chandler Wellness Expo in Chandler, Arizona on May 14, 2024

MD First Research Chandler participates in the Clarendale of Chandler Wellness Expo in Chandler, Arizona on May 14, 2024

MD First Research Chandler was thrilled to participate in the Clarendale of Chandler Wellness Expo in Chandler, Arizona, on May 14, 2024. We were excited to engage with the residents of Clarendale of Chandler and took great pleasure in meeting and talking with both participants and vendors.

This event provided us with a fantastic opportunity to spark meaningful conversations and build strong connections within the community. We are committed to improving health outcomes and promoting wellness, and this expo allowed us to further these efforts. We look forward to continuing our work and fostering a healthier, more connected community.

MD First Research Chandler participates in the Health and Wellness/Women's Day Out Expo at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa, Arizona on April 13, 2024

MD First Research Chandler participates in the Health and Wellness/Women’s Day Out Expo at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa, Arizona on April 13, 2024

MD First Research Chandler was excited to engage with the community at the Health and Wellness/Women’s Day Out Expo. We enjoyed the chance to meet and talk with both participants and vendors, sparking important conversations and building strong connections. This event was a great opportunity to support our ongoing efforts to improve health outcomes and promote wellness. We are looking forward to our next event on June 1, 2024, in Gilbert, and we are thrilled to return to this venue on August 3, 2024.

Walk MS

MD First Research Chandler participates in Walk MS at Salt River Fields at Talking Sticks in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 6, 2024

Our team joined Walk MS to support Multiple Sclerosis research and help those affected by this challenging condition. We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who joined, donated, and spread the word, helping to make a real difference in advancing crucial research and positively impacting lives.

MD First Research Chandler participates in Migraine Research and Awareness at the Miles for Migraine Walk on March 9, 2024

MD First Research Chandler participates in Migraine Research and Awareness at the Miles for Migraine Walk on March 9, 2024

On March 9, 2024, at the scenic Kiwanis Park in Tempe, Arizona, MD First Research Chandler was represented at the Miles for Migraine Walk. It was a day dedicated to raising awareness and funds for migraine research, a cause deeply important to us and the communities we serve. Witnessing the participation of several of our sponsors for Clinical Trials in the event further underscored the collective effort in advancing migraine research and support.

This gathering was a powerful reminder of the strength found in community and the impact of coming together for a shared purpose. Every step taken is a step closer to breakthroughs in migraine management and treatment options.

MD First Research Chandler Attends Dementia Conference Hosted by Successful Aging AZ on February 29, 2024


MD First Research Chandler Attends Dementia Conference Hosted by Successful Aging AZ on February 29, 2024

We had the privilege of participating in the 5th annual Dementia Conference hosted by Successful Aging AZ at the Sun Lakes United Methodist Church, engaging with over 135 individuals eager for guidance on improving life with dementia. The conference was particularly impactful thanks to the personal stories of two individuals living with dementia, offering invaluable insights into their experiences. The event underscored MD First Research Chandler’s dedication to enhancing dementia care and support, marking a day filled with shared learning and community building.