KU Alzheimer's Disease Center
Promoting brain health
The mission of the University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center (KU ADC) is to promote healthy brain aging and strategies to prevent Alzheimer's disease, and our researchers have made major contributions toward understanding this disease.
The KU ADC has evolved from the Brain Aging Project, started in 2004 with funding through the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the KUMC's Department of Neurology. In August 2011, the KU ADC received designation as a National Alzheimer's Disease Center and joined a network of 29 major medical centers of excellence that receive collaborative and financial support from the NIA.
The KU ADC has made major contributions to Alzheimer's disease research, with a novel focus in the following areas:
- Alzheimer's Disease Prevention
- Healthy Brain Aging
- Diet and Exercise
- Genetics and Family History of Alzheimer's Disease
- Brain Imaging
- Mitochondrial and Cellular Metabolism
Aug 25, 2018