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Over 5.8 million Americans live with dementia and this number is only expected to increase. Providing essential care to these Americans are 16 million caregivers (typically family members) who sacrifice their time and energy and even their health to provide over 18.5 billion hours of unpaid care each year. Caregivers are critical to the nation’s dementia care system, as they have the potential to slow the decline of their loved ones with dementia. However, this does not come without a cost. Caregivers are more likely to have poorer quality of life and more markers of poor health than non-caregivers. For these reasons, the Virginia Alzheimer’s Disease Center is committed to improving outcomes and disorder trajectories for persons with dementia and their caregivers.

Research Data

1500
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Patients seen in the Memory Clinic Annually
$79
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In Aging Related Research Funds
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VADC Dedicated, Secure, Private Computer Cores
THE RESEARCH TEAM

Learn about the research personnel at the University of Virginia and what we do.

UVA Research News

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Deep Dive into Neuroscience Discoveries at UVA

From revolutionary stroke and epilepsy research, to infant brain development, to new potential treatments for Alzheimer's disease, neuroscience discoveries at the University of Virginia have helped

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mrna fights AD

UVA Engineering professor Yanjun Qi builds artificial intelligence tools that have the power to turn biomedical data into better medicine.

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Mitochondria

A top exercise researcher at the University of Virginia School of Medicine has revealed how our bodies ensure the proper functioning of the powerhouses of our cells.

Stay Connected to Research

VADC Research Registry

Are you interested in learning about research opportunities that would be appropriate for you?  Are you a person with memory problems, a caregiver of someone with memory problems, or an interested healthy adult?

 

Upcoming Events

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Leonard Sandridge Auditorium

Neurscience Graduate Program Seminar Series - The conversation of Tau to a Pathological Inclusion     

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vadcoct21

Virtual (Zoom)

Dr. Harald Sontheimer will be presenting "Astrocyte-Vascular Interactions in normal Aging and Alzheimer Disease."

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Pinn Hall 1005 / Zoom

UVA Neurology Grand Rounds in association with the Virginia Alzheimer’s Disease Center (VADC) present <