Advancing Knowledge and Understanding of Memory Disorders

Since 1981, the Stanford/VA Alzheimer's Research Center has been conducting leading research into the causes and treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). AD is a progressive disorder of the brain that affects approximately thirty five million people worldwide.

The center's multidisciplinary staff includes clinicians and researchers from the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and from the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, California Department of Health Services, and other sources, the Stanford/VA Alzheimer's Research Center offers information, referral services and comprehensive diagnostic assessments of individuals with memory problems. In addition to providing advanced caregiver support, intervention, community education, and professional training, the center plays an important role in developing a central pool of information on Alzheimer's disease in California.