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

May 19, 2015
Annual Scientific Conference on Healthy Brain Aging
Springfield, IL

May 27, 2015
Healthy Brain Aging:
A Community Education Program
Springfield, IL


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
SIU CADRD

by Deborah Allen