Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Center
The Cognitive Disorders and Comprehensive Alzheimer’s Disease Center is housed in the Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience and provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.
The center is a major referral center in the Delaware Valley. The Center provides comprehensive and individualized diagnostic services and therapeutic options to patients with various types of dementia. Patients evaluated at the Center may suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, cancer, infections, head trauma and other degenerative central nervous system conditions. In addition to its clinical programs, the Center is involved in a number of basic science research projects that are advancing fundamental knowledge on these dementing disorders, while pursuing new treatment modalities. It also provides educational programs for patient’s families and caregivers. The Center includes a brain bank that receives brains for diagnostic and research purposes. The Center is pursuing the first clinical trials of anti-amyloid medicines, aimed at removing senile plaques from the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease.