About The University of Washington Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Seattle__Sailboat_small.jpgAlzheimer's disease and related dementing disorders afflict over five million older Americans and many more people throughout the world. The epidemic of dementia is projected to increase dramatically in the coming decades as the proportion of elderly adults in the global population increases. Currently, we have neither a prevention nor cure for Alzheimer's disease. At best, present treatment approaches are only modestly helpful in relieving symptoms.

Our Center has been committed to helping advance Alzheimer's research for over twenty-five years. We believe that through hard work, innovation, the generous support of our donors and volunteers, and a concentrated research effort, we can develop more effective approaches to treating and ultimately preventing Alzheimer's. We hope that you will join with us in answering the questions of this disease through innovative and productive research.