Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's Disease Core Center

The Northwestern Alzheimer’s Disease Center (NADC) was established with funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) in 1996. The primary goals of the center are to 1) provide state-of-the-art care to patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, and 2) support clinical and basic research on memory and aging through the collection and storage of clinical data and brain tissue from research participants. Clinical data and tissue are distributed to collaborators throughout Northwestern, as well as to other Alzheimer Disease Centers. The NADC is comprised of five Cores: Clinical, Administrative, Neuropathology, Data Management and Biostatistics, and Education. Over the past year, the Clinical and Data cores have worked closely with the Education and Neuropathology cores to recruit and enroll subjects, facilitate brain donations, support investigations of dementia and aging, and educate the public on effectively coping with these illnesses. Find out more about the Alzheimer's Disease Center structure, research network, and leadership.

Enrollment Procedures for the Clinical Core