The Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Mayo Clinic promotes research and education about healthy brain aging, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia and other related dementia disorders.
The Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, which is jointly based at the Mayo Clinic campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rochester, Minnesota, also provides care and services for patients with dementia disorders and their families.
Ultimately, researchers in the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center hope to prevent, delay and possibly cure Alzheimer's disease and other dementia disorders.
In creative, interdisciplinary collaboration, researchers in the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center conduct a wide range of investigations, such as the molecular workings of memory and clinical trials that test new drugs. The center is a leader in classifying and diagnosing different forms of early-stage cognitive changes and identifying predictive models of risk. The center also trains new scientists.
The Alzheimer's Disease Research Center also studies the entire spectrum of aging, including normal aging, mild cognitive impairment and dementia, in cooperation with the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging.