Guidelines for reducing dementia risk
Mayo Clinic contributed to the recently released World Health Organization publication that provides evidence-based guidance for a public health response to dementia.
Lewy body dementia research
Mayo Clinic researchers are leading an international team of investigators studying this condition, which is more common than people might think but often goes undetected.
A new look at Alzheimer's disease
Mayo Clinic researchers are at the forefront of an international reappraisal of Alzheimer's that's changing how the world thinks about the onset and progression of the disease.
Mindfulness-based support for dementia caregivers
The practice of mindfulness can help caregivers cope with the challenges and stresses of dementia care.
Coordinating Center: Lewy body dementia
The Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is the Coordinating Center for the Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Centers of Excellence network.
The Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Mayo Clinic promotes research and education about healthy brain aging, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia and other related dementia disorders.
The Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, which is jointly based at the Mayo Clinic campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rochester, Minnesota, also provides care and services for patients with dementia disorders and their families.
Ultimately, researchers in the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center hope to prevent, delay and possibly cure Alzheimer's disease and other dementia disorders.
In creative, interdisciplinary collaboration, researchers in the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center conduct a wide range of investigations, such as the molecular workings of memory and clinical trials that test new drugs. The center is a leader in classifying and diagnosing different forms of early-stage cognitive changes and identifying predictive models of risk. The center also trains new scientists.
The Alzheimer's Disease Research Center also studies the entire spectrum of aging, including typical aging, mild cognitive impairment and dementia, in cooperation with the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging.
Research in the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center has led to the detection of biomarkers and advanced neuroimaging tests, in turn paving the way for potential new prevention therapies and treatments for early Alzheimer's disease.
Research Center of Excellence
The Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is a Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Center of Excellence and serves as the Coordinating Center for the entire Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Centers of Excellence program. This program currently consists of 33 of the nation's leading Lewy body dementia research institutions, which are committed to providing advanced Lewy body dementia care, community outreach and support.
Learn more about the Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Centers of Excellence.
For patients and families affected by Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia, the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Mayo Clinic offers:
- Opportunities to participate in drug trials, clinical research projects, special programs, support groups and education events
- Information, education and programs for research participants, patients and families
The director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center is Ronald C. Petersen, M.D., Ph.D.
The Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center is one of 29 Alzheimer's disease centers in the U.S. funded by the National Institute on Aging.
Although each of the Alzheimer's disease centers has a unique focus, a common goal is to enhance research by sharing ideas, innovative strategies and research results.