Welcome to the ADCS at UCSD

The Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) was formed in 1991 as a cooperative agreement between the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the University of California, San Diego. The ADCS is a major initiative for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) clinical studies in the Federal Government, addressing treatments for both cognitive and behavioral symptoms. The ADCS is part of the NIA Division of Neuroscience’s effort to facilitate the discovery, development and testing of new drugs for the treatment of AD and is part of the Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Initiative as well.


BenfoTeam Study

The BenfoTeam Study tests if increasing thiamine in the blood slows cognitive decline in people with early Alzheimer’s disease, including Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and mild dementia.

Other Resources

  • UCSD Multi Modal Imaging Lab

  • UCSD Brain TV