Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5.8 million Americans today — more than 110,000 in the state of Wisconsin alone. The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is working to change that. Through generous funding by 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 cure and possibly prevent 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 ADRC Clinical Core and the ADRC Research Recruitment Registry.