The Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) was established in 1984, with funding from the National Institute on Aging. It is directed by Dr. Marilyn Albert and is located at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.
The clinical and basic researchers in the Center have made major contributions to current knowledge about the basic biology and clinical presentation of Alzheimer’s Disease. The overarching goal of the Center is to conduct basic and clinical research aimed at understanding Alzheimer's disease, and to hasten the time when effective treatments for AD and related disorders become a reality.
The Center enrolls a variety of individuals for evaluation and follow-up, including:
- normal control subjects
- individuals with mild memory problems
- patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementias
Three clinics associated with the Center provide clinical evaluation for any persons seeking medical assistance for progressive changes in mental ability. A wide range of clinical research is underway at the Center that you may be eligible to join. This includes clinical trials seeking to identify medications to delay or treat the symptoms of dementia. Many educational programs for family members and/or professionals are provided through the Center. There is strong commitment within the Center to basic research regarding the underlying mechanisms of Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders, and how this may translate into effective treatment.
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