The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) basic and clinical scientists work together to improve the health of the elderly in Kentucky and beyond through research dedicated to understanding the aging process and age-related brain diseases, and education, outreach and clinical programs that promote healthy brain aging.
The diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease is tough news to hear. Watch why a Jefferson County family found comfort and hope by seeking treatment at UK's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and why they are so thankful for the clinicians, researchers and social workers there.
An integral part of SBCoA is the National Institute on Aging-funded University of Kentucky Alzheimer's Disease Center (UK-ADC). Over the past 30 years, the UK-ADC has developed a vigorous program in the clinical, neuropathological, educational, and research aspects of Alzheimer's disease that serves as a critical resource for the university, community, state, and nation.
July 2016 — The UK-ADC was awarded an $8.25 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue and further research and clinical initiatives geared toward treating Alzheimer's disease. Currently, only 30 designated Alzheimer's Disease Centers exist in the U.S. In 1985, Sanders-Brown was among the first 10 ADCs funded by the NIH and has been continuously funded since the designation was launched.