Overview

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

The Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center promotes research and education about Alzheimer's disease and related dementia disorders and provides care and services for dementia patients and their families.

Ultimately, researchers in the Alzheimer's center hope to delay, prevent and possibly cure Alzheimer's disease and other dementia disorders.

In creative, interdisciplinary collaboration, researchers in the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center conduct investigations that range from the molecular workings of memory to clinical trials that test new drugs to training new scientists. The Alzheimer's Center also is a leader in classifying and diagnosing different forms of early-stage cognitive changes and identifying predictive models of risk.

The center's work has led to the detection of biomarkers and advanced neuroimaging tests, in turn paving the way for potential new prevention therapies and treatments for early Alzheimer's disease.

For patients and families affected by Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia, the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center offers:

  • Diagnosis and medical management
  • Information, educational services and resources
  • Opportunities to participate in drug trials, clinical research projects, special programs, support groups and education events