Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

CADRD Services

Memory and Aging Clinic

Located on the SIU School of Medicine campus in Springfield, the Memory and Aging Clinic provides complete memory and cognitive assessment, treatment, education, referral and counseling services to patients and their families.  Both self-referred and physician-referred patients are welcomed.

Click here for Memory and Aging Clinic page 

Memory and Aging Network

The network is comprised a variety of community-based providers throughout the 93 county CADRD service area.  Network providers work closely with SIU School of Medicine faculty and staff and are specifically trained to evaluate individuals with memory or other cognitive complaints according to a standard protocol. In addition, Network providers may provide counseling, referral services, and education to individuals, the community and healthcare professionals.  Patients and families may be referred for available research programs, if they wish.

Click here for Memory and Aging Network contact Information

Map of SIU CADRD service area and Memory & Aging Network locations


CADRD conducts and supports scientific and psychosocial research, including multi-center clinical drug trials, the brain autopsy program, neuropsychological research, and basic science research.  CADRD researchers collaborate with many other researchers, including those in other departments on the School of Medicine campus and those affiliated with other institutions, like SIU Carbondale, Eastern Illinois University, and the University of Illinois.

Click here for Research page

Educational Programs

CADRD sponsors educational events and services for clinicians, health care professionals, patients and family members throughout the year.  Our major events include our annual conferences on Alzheimer’s Disease Risk and Protective Factors and Early Interventions, held each spring; Alzheimer’s Awareness Family Caregiver Conference, held in November; and Synchronizing Science and Support: Annual Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, also held in November.

Click here for Education Programs page

Service to the Community

CADRD is an active participant in many community programs, including those sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association as well as the School of Medicine.  Likewise, many of the Memory and Aging Network sites are active in their own local communities.

Upcoming Events

Alzheimer’s Awareness: Medical and Caregiving Information for Family Members and Caregivers

Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation on M.G. Nelson Family Auditorium
228 West Miller Street, Springfield, Illinois



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