Mission of the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center
Dedicated to reducing disability due to Alzheimer's disease and other age-related conditions through research on the treatment and prevention of disease for this and future generations.
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Alzheimer's disease is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain. The hallmark of the disease is progressive loss of memory and other thinking abilities, although people with the disease may also have difficulty walking, become depressed and have other emotional problems.
Many people with Alzheimer's disease eventually become dependent on others for help in performing even the most basic activities required for daily living, such as bathing, getting around inside the home and preparing meals.
While current medications can alleviate some of the symptoms of the disease, there is no cure. What causes Alzheimer's disease? How can we treat it? What can we do to prevent this from happening to us, our loved ones, our children and future generations?
The Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center (RADC) is dedicated to answering these questions. But we cannot do it alone; we must work together, in partnership. We invite you to work with us by participating in one or more of the many studies being conducted by our internationally acclaimed team of investigators.
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Partner with us and help support our work and mission of reducing disability due to Alzheimer's disease and our research into treatments and prevention of this disease.
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Your gift of any amount is deeply appreciated and will help advance our Alzheimer's disease research.