According to the Alzheimer’s Association Facts and Figures 2023, Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 6.7 million Americans age 65 and older — more than 120,000 in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is working to change that. Through funding from the National Institute on Aging and the National Institutes of Health, the Wisconsin ADRC supports researchers in their pursuit of answers that will lead to improved diagnosis and care for patients while, at the same time, focusing on the program’s long-term goal — finding a way to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease.
The Wisconsin ADRC is focused primarily on improving early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, identifying risk and protective factors, and finding ways to delay onset and progression. Much of the center’s science is based on a wealth of information made possible by the commitment of the research volunteers and families involved in the longitudinal Wisconsin ADRC Clinical Core and the Wisconsin ADRC Research Recruitment Registry.