Alzheimer Disease Walk

The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is one of only 30 research centers designated by the National Institutes of Health’s Institute on Aging. Our goal is to translate research advances into improved diagnosis and treatment for patients while focusing on the long-term goal of finding a way to prevent or cure Alzheimer’s.

We are working to uncover many of the aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and our progress has been exceptional. Ninety percent of what we know about Alzheimer’s today has been discovered within the last 15 years. Recent research accomplishments at UC Davis include:

  • Identification of a new protein that is formed during diabetes that is toxic to the brain and may worsen Alzheimer’s disease
  • New brain imaging tools to diagnosis and monitor treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
  • An advanced understanding of the genetic components of Alzheimer’s disease and of brain development.
  • A detailed examination of vascular disease processes that can make the brain more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease.

Research funding has become increasingly difficult to obtain due to the challenging economic environment and the shrinking availability of government funds. In order to remain a viable entity serving the needs of those in Northern California with dementia we ask that you consider a gift to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center to support new research discoveries, high-quality clinic diagnostics and care, better treatments and new models of care to delay progression and improve patient outcomes.

Your gift is important in supporting our ongoing scientific investigations in understanding the causes and eventually treating Alzheimer’s disease. While the University of California Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center receives funding through the National Institute on Aging, these funds do not cover all the research activities and educational programs at the center. Private donations are needed to fill the gap and advance our clinical, research and training activities.

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For more information about how you can support the clinical care, research and education programs at the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, please contact:

Jennifer Navarro
Senior Director of Development, Neurosciences