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

Memory Loss Conference 2014

Friday, Nov 21, 2014
for professionals

Saturday, Nov 22, 2014
for family care partners, general public

Crowne Plaza Hotel
3000 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL
217-545-7181

Flyer
Online Registration
Exhibit Packet


Recent Events

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
7th Annual Scientific Conference on Healthy Brain Aging:
Alzheimer's Disease Risk & Protective Factors
Springfield, IL

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Healthy Brain Aging - A Community Education Program
Springfield, IL