Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium

Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium
Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium2021-06-11T15:49:15-05:00

The Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium (TARCC) is a collaboration between ten of the state’s leading medical research institutions, working to improve early diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.

The Texas Council on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders has provided $52,471,321.23 in research grants since 2005.

2005-2021 Disbursements by Site:

Baylor College of Medicine$6,529,703.93 (2005-2021)

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center$16,868,466.20 (2005-2021)

The University of North Texas Health Science Center$9,402,049.88 (2005-2021)

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center$5,542,118.97 (2005-2021)

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

$6,306,330.15 (2009-2021)

Texas A&M Health Science Center

$2,789,085.50 (2014-2021)

The University of Texas at Austin$1,718,023.60 (2016-2021)

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

$1,954,261.20 (2005-2009; 2018-2021)

UTMB Health (Galveston)

$750,000.00 (2018-2021)

UT Rio Grande Valley

$611,281.80 (2019-2021)

Grand Total: $52,471,321.23

TARCC Funding Distributions since 2005

Alzheimer's Facts

brain-icon-small-11 in 9 people age 65+ has Alzheimer's disease.

brain-icon-small-1About 490,000 Texans are projected to have Alzheimer's by 2025.

brain-icon-small-11 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia.

brain-icon-small-1Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.

Get Involved

TARCC 2021 Scientific Symposium

Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease Science, Research, and Care
Thursday January 28, 2021
9am-5pm (Virtual Event - FREE)

Registration is now open!

Read more here.

Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium Scientific Symposium

TARCC Research Updates

TARCC investigators have been involved in a number of new, important research studies. Recently published research is wide ranging, spanning the gamut from clinical trials to new cognitive diagnostics; blood-based biomarkers in Mexican-Americans;  identification of additional risk genes; and validation of biomarker algorithms in AD patients and AD animal models.

View all TARCC researcher publications here.
View all TARCC Investigator Grant Awards here.

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Texas Alzheimer's Research and Care Consortium

2 weeks 9 hours ago

Have you noticed changes in your memory as you age? Are you close to retirement age or already retired?

The Leal Neuroscience of Memory & Aging Lab at Rice University is recruiting healthy older adults (age 50+) for their learning and memory studies. Participants perform behavioral tests of memory, emotion, and cognition. The purpose of this research study is to learn how the human brain can learn and remember things. The study will include computerized as well as paper/pencil tasks which will be given online. Participants will be compensated $15/hr. For more information about these studies, email memory@rice.edu or call (713) 348-8164.


Texas Alzheimer's Research and Care Consortium

2 weeks 4 days ago

TARCC contributed to a study of late onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD) examining genetic variants in patients of different ancestries. Results demonstrate that LOAD risk differs between ancestry groups for variants of APOE-3 and APOE-4. doi.org/10.1080/01677063.2020.1866569

Texas Alzheimer's Research and Care Consortium

1 month 2 weeks ago

The Healthy brain Initiative Road Map for Indian Country is a guide that offers an intro to AD and other dementias. It helps American Indians and Alaska Native leaders learn about dementia and start discussions in their community. All state and local public health agencies can realize a better future for all communities impacted by Alzheimer’s.