The Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center is part of the UC San Diego School of Medicine. The ADRC annually follows approximately 350 seniors; 250 with Alzheimer's of suspected dementia, and 100 age-matched participants with no memory problems. All receive thorough neurological, physical, behavioral, and neuropsychological assessments each year. Consultation with ADRC social workers is available as needed.
The UCSD Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center has collaborated with local museums for Memories at the Museum. On the second Friday of each month from 2:00-3:00 a San Diego museum will host a docent-led discussion and tour. The docents will engage people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's and an accompanying family member or friend in discussions about the artwork to stimulate visual and verbal abilities, and to spark memory. Museum admission and tours are free of charge to participants. Pre-registration is required. Please call Lisa Snyder at 858.622.5800 to register for a tour.
CN156-018 is a global clinical research study for men and women ages 45-90 with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Study volunteers will take either the investigational study drug or placebo (an inactive substance). A study partner will also be needed to participate in this study.
Approximately 270 people at about 70 clinical sites will participate in this global research study. The investigational drug will be provided at no cost to participants.
An 8-week series of weekly 4-5 hour outings to interesting destinations around San Diego for people with mild to moderate stage Alzheimer's. This program repeats up to up to four times a year with different destinations each series. There is a fee to enroll in the program to cover the expenses of staffing, transportation, and outings admissions. Lifeline, the Alzheimer's Association, Elder Care Guides, and Senior Life Assistance partner with Shiley Marcos ADRC in this program.
Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) is one of the more common types of dementia in people over 65. Unfortunately, DLB is frequently misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's Disease. Accurate diagnosis is important for improving disease management.
The Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center is conducting studies to improve diagnostic accuracy and track disease progression in anticipation of future clinical treatment studies. Please call 858.622.5803 to learn more about the program.
The San Diego chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is a trusted resource for those with Alzheimer's Disease, their caregivers, friends and family. In addition to their tremendous efforts to raise money for the study of AD, the San Diego Alzheimer's Association is also responsible for community events to provide information and support about the disease.
The Parkinson's Disease Association of San Diego is a trusted resource for the most current research regarding Parkinson's Disease and can provide support to anyone affected by the disease including caregivers and family members.
The UCSD Memory Disorders Clinic specializes in diagnosis and management of disorders of memory and thinking.
In particular, the clinic emphasizes care of patients with dementia such as Alzheimer’s Disease and Frontal Temporal Dementia. In addition to these more common neurodegenerative diseases, the clinic specializes in less common disorders that cause deterioration of thinking, language and memory.