Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

CADRD History and Funding

The 84th General Assembly of the State of Illinois passed legislation in 1985-86 to establish a program for research, clinical management and education in the field of Alzheimer disease (AD) and related disorders.  This legislation provided the initial funding for regional Alzheimer disease assistance centers.  Through a process of competitive applications, the SIU School of Medicine CADRD was awarded the downstate center in 1987.  CADRD is one of three state-funded centers in Illinois and serves 93 downstate counties.  CADRD also accepts private donations. 

Note:  Cook County and the eight collar counties are served by Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Rush University Medical Center and Northwestern Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center at Northwestern University.

Upcoming Events

20th Annual Memory Loss Conference

Friday, November 13
for professionals

Saturday, November 14
for the general public

Hope Church
3000 Lenhart Road
Springfield, IL 62711

Hope Church is on the West side of Springfield, located on the corner of Bunker Hill Road and Lenhart Road, directly across from Centennial Park.




Healthy Brain Aging

NIA booklet: Preventing Alzheimer's Disease: What Do We Know?"

Brain Health Manifesto
by Ron Zec, PhD

"Staying Sharp"  publications from Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives

ASPECTS article on

by Deborah Allen