BAI Tucson welcomes Dr. Matthew Malone to the Lewy Body Dementia program
Dr. Mathew Malone specializes in
neuropsychiatric symptoms associated
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Tucson is pleased to welcome Matthew Malone, DO, as one of the newest members of our treatment team. Dr. Malone specializes in neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with dementia. His focus will be working patients in the new J. Orin Edson Family Lewy Body Dementia Center and the Parkinson’s program in Tucson.
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to build the Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s program here in Tucson,” said Dr. Malone. “We have a team of dedicated experts who bring diverse experiences to help us support people as they navigate cognitive disorders and dementias.”
Dr. Malone completed his geriatric fellowship at Yale University and led geriatric psychiatry care and hospice at the University of South Dakota. He served as the medical director for inpatient psychiatric services at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and has experience as a hospice and palliative care physician. In addition, he holds an MBA from the University of Arizona.
Lewy Body Dementias, comprised of Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson’s disease with dementia, is the second leading cause of dementia. While dementia presents early in some cases, in Parkinson’s disease specifically, cognitive issues usually progress over time based on the duration of the disease.
Families often have a more difficult time finding the care and support they need for these types of cognitive diseases. The new Lewy Body Dementia Center and Parkinson’s program will include comprehensive diagnostic and medical care and access to clinical trials. Family services and neuro-wellness programs will provide education, support, exercise, and wellness programming to meet the comprehensive needs of patients and families.
“I’m excited to work with our team of geriatric specialists, neurologists and movement therapists,” said Dr. Malone, “to give families facing Lewy Body Dementias and Parkinson’s disease with dementia the care, support and resources they need.”