We asked ADRC participants about their experience at the University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.  Note that some individuals preferred we share their story using a different name or photo.



I was looking to find out all I could about dementia, to understand what my dad was going through. I wanted to find out whether he had Alzheimer ‘s or another kind of dementia.”

participating since 2014

Click here for Zinna’s story


Talking to somebody about joining a study, they might think, ‘Hey, I don’t have Alzheimer’s,’ but the study doesn’t require that you do.”

participating since 2017

Click here for George’s story

Sylvia & Norma

The value of research is to better lives and to better the situation and condition of living for everyone.”

participating since 2013

Click here for Sylvia’s story


There is more help for people with Alzheimer’s now than when my grandmother had it. I want to learn more about the disease and figure out if I’m going to get it.

participating since 2009

Click here for Annie’s story

Carl & Vera

The Center not only helped me figure out how to be a support system to my wife, but they have taught me how to deal with the changes that I see happening with her.

participating since 2012

Click here for Carl’s story