Alzheimer's Disease Core Center

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The CNADC is one of 30 Alzheimer's Disease Centers (ADC) across the United States that are funded by the National Institute on Aging, and one of three state Alzheimer's regional assistance centers funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Our mission is to provide a foundation for the integration of clinical and research activities in Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, and other related dementia-causing diseases, and healthy cognitive aging.

Enrollment Procedures for the Clinical Core

For individuals WITH dementia who wish to participate in studies:

To be eligible for the study you must carry a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia (frontotemporal dementia, primary progressive aphasia, Lewy Body disease and others), or mild cognitive impairment, which has been established thorough evaluation prior to enrollment.

*If you think you may have dementia but have not yet been evaluated, you must first undergo a comprehensive clinical evaluation. This clinical evaluation is not part of the research and could be sought through the Neurobehavior and Memory clinic of Northwestern Medicine upon referral from your physician, or another similar specialty clinic of your choice.

For individuals WITHOUT cognitive decline who wish to participate in studies:


If you are interested in becoming a participant or would like more information about this study, please call 312-926-1851.


Structure of the Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADC)

The structure of the Northwestern ADC consists of 5 "Cores," each of which manages a unique component of the center:


The structure also includes a large network of affiliated researchers and clinicians in the Northwestern system:

Executive Committee

M. Mesulam (PI/Director)
S. Weintraub (Clinical Core Leader)
A. Rademaker (Data Management & Statistics Core Leader)
E. Bigio (Neuropathology Core Leader)
D. Morhardt (Outreach, Recruitment, and Education Core Leader)
J. Disterhoft (Associate Director and Director, Pilot Programs)
E. Rogalski (Neuroimaging Core Leader)
K. Connolly (Business Administrator)

If you are interested in becoming a participant or would like more information about this study, please call 312-926-1851.