Welcome from our Director

Welcome to the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center. Our Center was established in January 2012 to advance the scientific community’s understanding of risk factors, early diagnostic markers, and prevention and treatment methods for memory loss and unhealthy cognitive aging, including mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and related disorders.

Alzheimer’s disease affects over 5 million Americans and an estimated 110,000 Tennesseans. Currently, there is no prevention method or cure. If we fail to discover a cure or prevention method soon, we can expect the number of individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease will nearly triple by the year 2050.

To fulfill our mission, the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center is dedicated to the following goals:

1. Conduct innovative research on memory loss and cognitive aging, including mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and related disorders,

2. Provide the latest research findings available to our clinical colleagues so they can provide high quality outpatient clinical services to older adults experiencing memory problems, and

3. Train and educate the next generation of investigators and clinicians to make major research advances and enhance clinical care and management of older adults with memory loss.

Jefferson_Angela (2).jpgThe Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center is committed to reducing the public health burden of Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment. Your support, in the form of a financial donation to our research efforts or by volunteering to participate in any one of our research programs, will move us one step closer to preventing and eliminating this devastating disease. Visit our Participate and Donate pages to learn more about how to be part of the solution.

Warm regards,
Angela L. Jefferson, PhD
Director, Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center
Professor of Neurology

Our Research

The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center includes an innovative research portfolio that emphasizes identifying risk factors and early diagnostic markers of Alzheimer's disease and developing novel treatments and preventative measures for memory loss and abnormal cognitive aging.

To learn more about our research, click here.

Clinical Services

The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center is affiliated with the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Clinic within the Department of Neurology.

To learn more about clinical services, click here.

Join Our Team

The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center is committed to training the next generation of professionals to conduct innovative research on memory and Alzheimer's disease and provide cutting edge and unparalleled care to patients and their families.

To learn more about our joining our team, click here.

Memory Study Participation

iStock_000020698248_Large.jpgAre you concerned about your memory or the memory of a loved one?

If you would like more information about participating in our research studies, please click here.