Stanford / VA Alzheimer‘s Research Center Research Labs
Since 1981, the Stanford/VA Alzheimer's Center (SVAC) has been serving individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related disorders. AD is a progressive disorder of the brain that affected an estimated 5.4 million Americans in 2016. The Center's multidisciplinary staff includes clinicians and researchers from the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and from the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, California Department of Health Services, and other sources, the SVAC offers information, referral services and comprehensive diagnostic assessments of individuals with memory problems. In addition to providing advanced caregiver support, intervention, community education, and professional training, the Center plays an important role in developing a central pool of information on Alzheimer's disease in California.