Donations are an important source of funding for the Memory Disorders Center at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute. They help support patient care and groundbreaking translational and clinical research that could lead to better treatments for patients who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, non-Alzheimer’s dementia or other memory disorders.

Sandy and Bob Heimann provided the building blocks for the Memory Disorders Center in 2008 by establishing the Sandy and Bob Heimann Chair in Research and Education of Alzheimer’s Disease.To date, the Heimanns have donated more than $2 million.

“We want to make a difference,” said Ms. Heimann, whose mother has Alzheimer’s disease. She and her mother, only 18 years her senior, were best friends. “I miss my mom,” Ms. Heiman said. “I see her several times a week, but she doesn’t know it. She doesn’t recognize me, or walk, or talk.”

Support from the Heimanns enabled the Memory Disorders Center to hire a nurse practitioner, Robin Bratt, CNP, in 2012.

forget-me-not-2016_thumbThe Center held its 4th annual Forget-Me-Not Gala fundraiser September 30, 2016 at the Phoenix in downtown Cincinnati. The event, which featured a wine-pairing dinner and silent auction, is the brainchild of John Van Kirk, PhD, a retired Xavier University marketing professor and founder of The Wine Merchant, who lost his wife of 56 years, Rosemary, to Alzheimer’s disease in 2012. To volunteer or make a silent auction donation to the 2016 Forget-Me-Not Gala, please contact Kathy Nullmeier at (513) 558-6769 or

Click here to make an online donation to the Memory Disorders Center.

For more information, or to make a donation, please contact:
Peggy A. A’Hearn
Sr. Director of Development, College of Medicine
UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute
PO Box 19970
Cincinnati, OH  45219-0970
(513) 558-6112

Kathy Nullmeier
Associate Director of Development
UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute
PO Box 670570
260 Stetson Street, Suite 5221
Cincinnati Ohio 45267-0570
(513) 558-6769

Above photo: From left, Bob and Sandy Heimann, Joseph Hinson, and Brendan Kelley, MD, at the opening of the Memory Disorders Center.