Stanford Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Stanford Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC)

The Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is part of a nationwide network of congressionally mandated Centers of Excellence supported by the National Institutes of Health. The Centers of Excellence programs help establish critical research infrastructure; foster collaboration; train researchers, physician scientists, and other professional staff; and provide shared resources through core facilities.  

Thirty-one Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers at major universities work together to translate research advances into improved diagnosis and care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The ultimate goals are to cure Alzheimer’s disease and, even more important, to prevent it from developing.

The clinical and research focus of the Stanford ADRC includes both Alzheimer’s disease and the spectrum of Lewy body disorders, the two most common causes of neurodegeneration. We believe that research and patient care can be advanced by comparing and contrasting distinctive features of each. We follow volunteers with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinson’s disease, and mild cognitive impairment, and we follow healthy older adults without cognitive impairment. Our outreach activities include Latinx and Asian communities in the Bay Area.

Stanford ADRC partners include the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center, the National Centralized Repository for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, the National Institute on Aging Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease Data Storage Site, the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research, the Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials Consortium, and the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study. Local partners include Stanford Medicine, the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, the Northern California and Northern Nevada chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Pacific Udall Center, the Stanford Neurosciences Institute, and the Stanford Lewy Body Dementia Research Center of Excellence.

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Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
213 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Tel (650) 721-2409
Fax (650) 723-7434

Christina Wyss-Coray, RN
Clinical Coordinator

Email: adrcstanford@stanford.edu