About Us

Mani Iyer Neurodegenerative Diseases (MIND) Relief is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Jay Iyer with support from the Iyer family. 

This organization was founded in memory of the late Mani Iyer, who was diagnosed with PSP. 

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Our Vision

Our vision for the future is to expand our network of support past the state of Louisiana so we can better reach and support those from all over the United States. We also hope to establish our presence in patient offices in the future, which is currently in development. 

Our Mission

MIND Relief is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization aimed at providing information and support to patients, their families, and caregivers on prime of life neurodegenerative diseases.

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In Memory of Mani Iyer (1941 - 2019)

     Mr. Mani Iyer was born in Mumbai, India, and he graduated from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) in Mumbai in 1964 with a masters degree in Textile Engineering. 

     He immigrated to the United States with his family in 1981 and served as the Director of the Office of Innovation & Technology Commercialization at LSU for almost 20 years and was the President of Walk Hill Corporation. 

     He retired in 2006 as Director Emeritus to enjoy time with his family and for his many hobbies. A few of his many passions included growing flowers and vegetables in his garden, wood-working, and playing the harmonium instrument.

     In 2016, he was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), and suffered through this terrible ailment until February 22, 2019, when he passed away.

    Mani Iyer was a role model and pillar of strength for the Iyer family. MIND Relief was founded by his grandson, Jay Iyer, to provide information and support for patients and their families on neurodegenerative diseases such as PSP, CBD, and MSA.

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