Jefferson University Hospitals

Vickie & Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience

Comprehensive Alzheimer's Disease Center

Alzheimer's Disease Center

Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior, interfering with daily tasks over time. If you or someone you love have been diagnosed with dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease, you'll be in good hands at Jefferson Health's Comprehensive Alzheimer's Disease Center.

Physicians throughout the Delaware Valley and around the world refer patients with Alzheimer's disease to the Vickie & Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience. We interact with patients very early in the disease progression, when impairment is typically mild. We also deliver state-of-the-art care, build caregiving skills and help caregivers connect with community support and plan for the future.

We support both you and your family in managing Alzheimer's disease to help delay the onset of debilitating conditions that could lessen your independence. The Vickie & Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience is advancing fundamental knowledge of the disease and leading the pursuit for new treatments through research and clinical trials.

Testing New Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease

We are constantly evaluating new medications that may slow the course of Alzheimer's disease. One promising medication is designed to reduce the level of a small protein believed to be involved in causing Alzheimer’s disease.

In addition, we are working on another encouraging study that tests whether increasing participation in cognitive, physical and/or social activities prevents cognitive decline in older African Americans with Mild Cognitive Impairment.

Make An Appointment

Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) to make an appointment with an Alzheimer's disease specialist at Jefferson Health.