About the KU ADC

Alzheimer's Disease Center map

In 2011, the National Institutes of Health awarded a five-year, $6 million grant to the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center, putting it among an elite group of 29 institutions that have been nationally designated as Alzheimer's Disease Center by the NIH's National Institute on Aging (NIA). Read the news release.

Watch our video on coming to the Center for the first time.

Learn more about us by clicking on the "+" signs below.

What does an Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADC) offer?

  • Medical clinic visits
  • Research opportunities
  • Education and Community Outreach

What is a medical clinic visit?

A medical clinic visit is otherwise known as an outpatient clinic visit. During a medical clinic visit, a clinician is able to help with a diagnosis, prescribe medications as well as order tests and procedures.

Is there a charge for a medical clinic visit?

Yes, there is a charge and the costs for medical clinic visits may vary.

Is insurance billed for a medical clinic visit?

Yes, insurance is billed for the visit and a co-pay may apply. Centers may accept Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance.

What is meant by a research opportunity?

Research opportunities are a way for interested individuals to volunteer their time to participate in clinical trials. Participation in clinical trials (or research studies) will contribute to enhancing scientific knowledge to the medical community.

Is there a charge for participating in research?

Most visits involved in research and are free of charge. However, there may not be as much feedback provided as you would expect from a medical clinic visit.

Are medications prescribed in research?

Some clinical trials will include experimental medications as part of the study. Medications will not be prescribed as part of a research visit, unless the medication is part of a clinical or experimental drug trial.

What type of education and community outreach is offered?

  • Educational opportunities include training for medical and other professionals in aging including those in training; community members including patients, caregivers and others interested
  • Annual Professional Education offered by the KU ADC, including Healthy Aging Symposium; Research Colloquium; Research Seminar Series on Aging, Health and Dementia; patient and Caregiver educational opportunities; information about Alzheimer's disease, services, and resources.
  • Caregiver support, including support groups and special community programs.

What is the difference between the services offered as a medical clinic visit and a research visit?

Where is the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center located?

Our offices are at 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Fairway, Kan., in the KU Clinical Research Center building, which opened in January 2012. The Hall Family Foundation purchased and donated the building as part of the Johnson County Research and Education Triangle initiative, which is a 1/8-cent sales tax approved by Johnson County voters in 2008. The tax will raise approximately $15 million a year for research, science and technology efforts in the county. Learn more about the JCERT initiative.

Last modified: Jan 29, 2015