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New Neuropsychiatric Research Center at Shell Point to Offer
Cutting-Edge Research Opportunities and Education
NPRC – Shell Point Combines Strength of Neuropsychiatric Research Center with
Florida’s Largest Continuing Care Retirement Community
 FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 22, 221) – Shell Point Retirement Community has announced the opening of Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida – Shell Point. The new outpatient research facility located within the Larsen Pavilion combines the strength of Neuropsychiatric Research Center, an Evolution Research Group Portfolio Site, and Florida’s largest continuing care retirement community to conduct high-quality clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders.
During an Open House in May, guests toured the new NPRC – Shell Point site and met Dr. Vinod K. Bhatnagar, who will lead a team of board-certified physicians that includes Dr. Wendy Bond and Dr. Andrew J. Cutler. The NPRC – Shell Point team will offer cutting edge research opportunities and education for the residents of Shell Point and throughout Southwest Florida.
“As families navigate cognitive conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia, and neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s, NPRC – Shell Point will offer the education and support they need,” said Christy Skinner, vice president of healthcare at Shell Point. “Shell Point is proud to share this learning opportunity not only with our residents, but our regional community as well.”
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2021.
As part of its diversification of central nervous system disease trials, NPRC – Shell Point will also offer an inpatient unit to serve even a greater population of volunteers desiring to participate in clinical research trials and fight back against Alzheimer’s, memory loss, and other central nervous system disorders. Research will also branch into chronic conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, and beyond.
For more information about NPRC – Shell Point, visit or call 239-790-0080.
About Shell Point Retirement Community
Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing for its 2,500 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, a championship 18-hole golf course, an arts center, and other recreational and educational activities. To learn more, visit or call 1-800-780-1131

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