A nationally designated center of excellence for dementia care and research

We are one of 33 centers in the nation and the only one in Texas recognized as a National Institute on Aging designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

This designation, takes our research and care to the next level, elevating our technology and knowledge and strengthening our dedication and commitment to transforming dementia care.

As your national designated center, we are:

  • Extending dementia care and research throughout Texas, including San Antonio and surrounding areas to McAllen, Harlingen, Brownsville and all parts of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, connecting high-risk populations with personalized care and support.
  • Pioneering groundbreaking and lifesaving dementia research through collaboration with other designated centers throughout the nation-collaborations that have produced many of today’s research findings and resources for addressing Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
  • Learning from our patients and families about what is important to them to help shape our research and the future of dementia care.
  • Finding new ways to detect, diagnose, treat and prevent dementia, and to improve care for people with dementia and their families.
Designated National Institute on Aging Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

A partnership of excellence

Working together, UT Health San Antonio and The University of Texas at the Rio Grande Valley are joining other nationally recognized institutions to serve Texas.

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“This designation takes our research and care to the next level, elevating our technology and knowledge to further our dedication and purpose of transforming dementia care.”

Sudha Seshadri, MD

Founding director of the Biggs Institute