The Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center (Knight ADRC) is one of approximately 30 Centers funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) located at major medical institutions across the United States. Researchers at these Centers are working to translate research advances into improved diagnosis and care for people with Alzheimer disease, as well as working to find a treatment or way to prevent Alzheimer disease and other types of dementia. In addition, NIA funds four Exploratory ADRCs that are designed to expand and diversify research and education opportunities to new areas of the country, new populations, and new areas of science and approaches to research.

Alzheimer Disease Research Centers Offer:

  • Help with obtaining diagnosis and medical management
  • Information about Alzheimer’s and related dementias, services, and resources
  • Opportunities for volunteers to participate in clinical trials and studies and research registries
  • Support groups and other special programs for volunteers and their families