Each center has its own unique area of emphasis, a common goal of the ADCs is to enhance research on AD by providing a network for sharing new ideas as well as research results. Collaborative studies draw upon the expertise of scientists from many different disciplines.
For patients and families affected by AD, the ADCs offer:
Help with obtaining diagnosis and medical management (costs may vary—centers may accept Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance).
Information about the disease, services, and resources.
Opportunities for volunteers to participate in drug trials, support groups, clinical research projects, and other special programs for volunteers and their families.
Some ADCs have satellite facilities which offer diagnostic and treatment services and research opportunities in underserved, rural, and minority communities.