Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences

About the ACRC

Director: Jerome A. Yesavage, MD
Assistant Director: Joy Taylor, PhD
Administrator: Emily Gere
Research Coordinator: Aimee Stepp

The Aging Clinical Research Center (ACRC) is a joint project of Stanford University and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Through the ACRC, experienced investigators lead a variety of clinical, research and educational programs, with the aim of improving the lives of those affected by Alzheimer's Disease.

The Stanford/VA Aging Clinical Research Center was formed to study memory loss associated with aging. The main purpose of ACRC is to investigate the complex nature of Alzheimer's Disease, its progression over time, its response to treatments, and problems patients and caregivers experience in dealing with the changes that occur. We are also conducting studies that look at changes that occur over the course of normal aging. The clinical researchers at ACRC come from many disciplines of medicine and neuroscience. Thus, we are able to study Alzheimer's Disease as well as normal aging from several important perspectives.

This work is funded by the National Institute of Aging and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Center is located at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in Palo Alto, California.

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