Community Connections

Welcome to the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (MADRC)  website!  We are your home for information, education, resources and access to research opportunities.  If you have questions about any of the information or resources listed below, please contact: Paola Garza at 617-278-0600  or email

The MADRC and its affiliated staff are committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. We are working to accomplish this in three ways: Education, Resources and Research.


Community Education

Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are sometimes difficult to diagnose and treat.  Our Aging & Memory Loss: Road Map Education Series offers programs on when to be concerned about memory, behavior and thinking changes; how to discuss concerns with your primary care doctor and obtain a diagnosis;  and how to access research opportunities; how to access caregiver resources when supporting someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia; and strategies to help prevent  brain disease.

To request a speaker/topic for an educational program at your business/organization click here.

For information about educational programs in Spanish, email:

Additional resource materials can be found on the Outreach, Recruitment, Engagement page.

Supportive Resources

We work alongside several collaborators in the community to provide valuable resources and support to those facing Alzheimer’s and related dementias. For a list of MADRC resources, click here.

To view other helpful resources, click on the links below.

Research Connections

The MADRC research  team is leading the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias by advancing research on several fronts. Our goal is to better understand how to identify, target, prevent, and fight these devastating brain diseases. We hope to someday find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

To learn more about opportunities to engage with research click here.



Our research teams work together so there is a research opportunity available for anyone interested in helping us advance in improving treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

We collectively offer numerous clinical trials and observational studies. Our teams conduct research from bench to bedside and run several cutting-edge investigator-initiated studies, as well as industry sponsored trials.  Our studies are both federally and privately funded.

We know that there is no one solution to find a cure and efforts on many fronts will help us be successful.


We have studies for individuals that are cognitively normal, concerned about Alzheimer’s and related dementias and for those who are worried about their memory and thinking, diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, Frontal Temporal disease, Lewy Body dementia, Parkinson’s’ dementia, Vascular dementia and other dementia’s.

To receive our quarterly e-newsletter “The MADRC Messenger” with information on upcoming research studies, click here.

Would you like us to bring educational programs to your community? Email our Outreach, Recruitment and Engagement staff:

Are you ready to talk about participating in a research study and be part of the solution in curing Alzheimer disease and other dementias? Call us at (617) 278-0600. 


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