The 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:

Phoenix, ArizonaArizona Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Sacramento, CaliforniaUniversity of California, Davis
Irvine, CaliforniaUniversity of California, Irvine
Los Angeles, CaliforniaUniversity of California, LA
Los Angeles, CaliforniaUniversity of Southern California
San Diego, CaliforniaUniversity of California, San Diego
San Francisco, CaliforniaUniversity of California, San Francisco
Jacksonville, FloridaMayo Clinic in Florida
Atlanta, GeorgiaEmory University
Chicago, IllinoisNorthwestern University
Chicago, IllinoisRush University Medical Center
Indianapolis, IndianaIndiana University
Kansas City, KansasUniversity of Kansas
Lexington, KentuckyUniversity of Kentucky
Baltimore, MarylandThe Johns Hopkins University
Boston, MassachusettsBoston University
Charlestown, MassachusettsMassachusetts General Hospital
Rochester, MinnesotaMayo Clinic
St Louis, MissouriWashington University at St Louis
New York, New YorkColumbia University
New York, New YorkMount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New YorkNew York University
Portland, OregonOregon Health and Science University
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaUniversity of Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaUniversity of Pittsburgh
Dallas, TexasUniversity of Texas
Charlottesville, VirginiaUniversity of Virginia Memory and Aging Clinic
Seattle, WashingtonUniversity of Washington
Madison, WisconsinUniversity 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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