A Quote From the Director
"When the baby boomers reach the age where they are at risk for Alzheimer's, which is not too far down the road, it's going to become a huge public heath concern. And it's not something we can wait to study when it happens. We have to anticipate it and try to prevent it. Otherwise, with millions more people who have cognitive impairment and dementia, it's going to be an enormous health care problem… We are studying the total spectrum of cognitive changes that develop in aging."
— Ronald C. Petersen, M.D., Ph.D.
Two Sites, ONE LEADING RESEARCH CENTER
At Mayo Clinic, some of the world's leading researchers are looking for ways to predict Alzheimer's Disease, improve diagnostic techniques, identify high-risk individuals, and develop analytical tools to aid in the search for preventative treatments and an eventual cure. The Mayo Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) is jointly based in Rochester, MN and Jacksonville, FL. and is one of 30 Alzheimer's disease research centers across the country designated and funded by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health.