Welcome to the Knight ADRC

The Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center (Knight ADRC) is part of the Department of Neurology, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The Washington University Knight ADRC is one of 32 centers funded by the National Institute on Aging with the collective aim of facilitating advanced research on clinical, genetic, neuropathological, neuroanatomical, biomedical, psychosocial, and neuropsychological aspects of Alzheimer disease and related brain disorders.

Our Center and its clinical research arm - the Memory and Aging Project (MAP) - is at the forefront of a worldwide effort to uncover key causal factors in the development of Alzheimer disease, with a goal of developing more effective treatments and an eventual cure. Since 2000, the Center is guided by an African American Advisory Board (AAAB) on matters of cultural sensitivity and research inclusion.


For patient clinical care please visit the website for the Memory Diagnostic Center.

Our COVID-19 Response

Learn more about how the Knight ADRC is handling COVID-19 for our research participants by clicking HERE.

Special Aducanumab Statement

Read our statement regarding the FDA's decision regarding aducanumab by clicking HERE.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions about participating in research being conducted at the Knight ADRC, please call:

  • (314) 286-2683

Additional contact information is available HERE

Points to Consider
  • Alzheimer disease is the most common cause of dementia
  • It is NOT a normal part of aging
  • Alzheimer disease is a progressive disease--meaning it worsens over time
  • Participating in voluntary research is key to finding better treatments and possibly a cure
  • Know the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer disease

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