Interested in Research?

For more than 30 years, the Columbia University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) has worked with thousands of participants who have helped provide important insights regarding how the brain ages and why Alzheimer's disease may develop.

We are actively recruiting new participants who share our commitment to be part of a nationwide study involving 30 centers across the United States.

Why should you participate?

We need your help in solving this worldwide public health crisis.

According to the 2020 Alzheimer's Association facts and figures report, between 2000 and 2018, deaths from heart disease have decreased 7.8%, while deaths from Alzheimer's have increased by 146%.

As the number of older Americans grows rapidly, so too will the number of new and existing cases of Alzheimer's. By 2050, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s dementia may grow to a projected 13.8 million!

Who can participate?

  • Adults with no memory problems
  • Adults with some memory concerns
  • Adults who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia

How can I get involved?

There are different types of research opportunities at the ADRC and Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain. Some studies are focused on understanding causes and effects of dementia in patients, caregivers, and family members, while others explore treatments to improve symptoms or prevent or affect the course of dementia. Study length ranges between one or two visits to long-term.

If you're interested in particpating in one of our studies, please fill out our online research questionnaire to learn more.

Complete Our Research Questionnaire 

Additional Resources

Video: How Alzheimer's Changes the Brain

NIH Article: How Alzheimer's Changes the Brain