Welcome to the Knight ADRC

The Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (Knight ADRC) is part of the Department of Neurology, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The Washington University Knight ADRC is one of 29 centers funded by the National Institute on Aging with the collective aim of facilitating advanced research on clinical, genetic, neuropathological, neuroanatomical, biomedical, psychosocial, and neuropsychological aspects of Alzheimer's disease and related brain disorders.

Our Center and its clinical research arm - the Memory and Aging Project (MAP) along with the Memory and Aging Project Satellite (MAPS) - are at the forefront of a worldwide effort to uncover key causal factors in the development of Alzheimer's disease, with a goal of developing more effective treatments and an eventual cure. Since 2000, the Center is guided by an African American Advisory Board (AAAB) on matters of cultural sensitivity and research inclusion.


For patient clinical care please visit the website for the Memory Diagnostic Center.

Driving Training

Learn about Missouri driving training for physicians working with older adults. Click HERE.

Volunteer for Our Research

Interested in volunteering for Alzheimer disease research at the Knight ADRC? Click HERE!

Rural Clinician Partner Program

March 7-9, 2018. Take part in this exciting "mini-residency" geared for health professionals serving older adults in rural areas of Missouri and Saint Louis metro-adjacent Illinois.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions about participating in research being conducted at the Knight ADRC, please call:

  • (314) 286-2683

If you live in the city of St. Louis, you can also call the Memory and Aging Project Satellite (MAPS):

  • (314) 612-5911

Additional contact information is available HERE

Points to Consider
  • Alzheimer disease is the most common cause of dementia
  • It is NOT a normal part of aging
  • Alzheimer disease is a progressive disease--meaning it worsens over time
  • Participating in volutary research is key to finding better treatments and possibly a cure
  • Know the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer disease

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