With the aging population, age-related disorders such as dementia are rising in prevalance at an unprecedented rate. Promoting and supporting clinical and translational research into neurodegenerative disorders may lead to important prevention and treatment strategies. The overall goal of the Clinical Core is to provide KU ADC investigators with access to a well-characterized cohort of research participants with and without dementia. The Clinical Core will continue to emphasize recruiting individuals without dementia and those in the earlist symptomatic stages of AD, including mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
The role of the Clinical Core is to: