Message from the Director, Allan Levey, MD, PhD
Founded in 2005, the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is one of 27 active centers in the nation supported by the National Institutes of Health. (For a complete list of all active Alzheimer’s Disease Centers, visit this site). The goal of these centers is to bring scientists together to facilitate their research and help learn more about Alzheimer’s and related diseases. We are also committed to the education of health care professionals, persons with Alzheimer’s disease, their families, and our community to aid in understanding, diagnosis and treatment of these illnesses.
Memory, the ability of the brain to store, retain, and subsequently recall information is key to understanding Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. We invite you to join us in our efforts to explore memory at Emory through an understanding of the importance of research to discover answers.
Research is crucial to gain more information about disease, provide better care, and ultimately, prevent the burden of neurological diseases for future generations. One particular area of interest of the Emory ADRC is a better understanding of mild cognitive impairment and early diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders. To gain this understanding, some of our studies need volunteers to investigate how memory changes with normal aging in those without Alzheimer’s disease.
We are also interested in involving persons who are often underrepresented in research. For example, more African Americans are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and we need more volunteers to insure our research applies to everyone. Research activities include a variety of preclinical and clinical studies, as well as research for family caregivers.
On our website, learn about the ADRC research registry and how you can become involved in research. See other ways that you can benefit from and/or support the ADRC through donations or participation in an upcoming educational event.
We hope this website will provide you with new information and a better understanding about the goals of the Emory ADRC. If you have any suggestions or comments about the website or would like to volunteer for one of the studies described, please contact us.