researchThe National Institute on Aging funds a number of Alzheimer’s Disease Centers at medical facilities around the USA. The focus of the centers is to find a cure and prevent Alzheimer’s, but the centers also help families cope with the disease. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it might be worthwhile to seek out one of these centers.

The centers offer:

  • Information, services, and resources
  • Help with a correct diagnosis and management of the disease
  • Opportunities to participate in clinical research projects, drug trials, and support groups

The Alzheimer’s Disease Centers funded by the National Institute of Aging are currently located in:

City Name
Phoenix, Arizona Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Sacramento, California University of California, Davis
Irvine, California University of California, Irvine
Los Angeles, California University of California, LA
Los Angeles, California University of Southern California
San Diego, California University of California, San Diego
San Francisco, California University of California, San Francisco
Jacksonville, Florida Mayo Clinic in Florida
Atlanta, Georgia Emory University
Chicago, Illinois Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois Rush University Medical Center
Indianapolis, Indiana Indiana University
Kansas City, Kansas University of Kansas
Lexington, Kentucky University of Kentucky
Baltimore, Maryland The Johns Hopkins University
Boston, Massachusetts Boston University
Charlestown, Massachusetts Massachusetts General Hospital
Rochester, Minnesota Mayo Clinic
St Louis, Missouri Washington University at St Louis
New York, New York Columbia University
New York, New York Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York New York University
Portland, Oregon Oregon Health and Science University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh
Dallas, Texas University of Texas
Charlottesville, Virginia University of Virginia Memory and Aging Clinic
Seattle, Washington University of Washington
Madison, Wisconsin University of Wisconsin

Several of these centers also have satellite offices to make care available where it’s needed the most.

The support offered by research centers can be invaluable, but the opportunity to participate in clinical trials is just as important. Clinical trials help move research forward, and can help many other people in the long run. The trials allow participants to play a more active role in caring for their health, they can give access to new treatments before those treatments are available to everyone, and gives an opportunity to receive expert medical care.

Travel to and from a research center for Alzheimer’s disease

If you or your loved one needs long distance medical transportation to one of the centers, MED Transport Center will get you there. Our medically equipped coaches are safe and comfortable, and we have more than 30 years’ experience transporting persons with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. An experienced nurse and two professional drivers accompany each transport, and each coach has an onboard kitchen, bathroom, and adjustable hospital bed.

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