Banner Alzheimer's Institute was founded in 2006 in Phoenix, Arizona. Our institute was established as the first Center of Excellence at Banner Health, a nonprofit health care organization that is one of the nation’s largest and most respected health care systems, distinguished for clinical excellence, innovation, and operational integrity. We have a three-part mission of ending Alzheimer’s disease without losing another generation, introducing a new national standard of patient and family care that provides ongoing hope and help for patients and families living with Alzheimer’s disease related dementias, and forging new models of collaboration with scientific, medical, academic and community partners.
We are recognized as an international leader in Alzheimer's disease research and care, and have received more than $100M of funding and support from a range of sources. Today, our team continues to build on its legacy of innovation and excellence in the fight against Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Learn more about our services and care.
Philanthropic Investment: Key to our Success
The Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation secures and stewards charitable gifts to advance our mission. To date, generous donors and community partners have given some $100 million in charitable gifts to support our unparalleled comprehensive care model and education, support and resources for dementia care givers. These investments have also given us the chance to introduce new research methods and paradigms to advance Alzheimer’s disease research and to have the greatest impact on the field. We continue to find ways to leverage our precious philanthropic funds to achieve the greatest possible outcomes.
Clinical research at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute focuses on better ways to help detect, treat, and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Our clinical trials and studies include participants who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease as well as healthy participants who do not have memory loss. Our pivotal research helps to innovate new treatments and major breakthroughs to ending Alzheimer’s. In addition, our state-of-the-art brain imaging and computational analysis at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is internationally recognized for clinical services, such as diagnostics and treatment evaluations, research and analysis. We combine advanced imaging and biomarker technology with genomics to accelerate the ability to detect and track the disease years before onset of symptoms and evaluate effectiveness of experimental therapies.
Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative (API)
The Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative was established to launch a new era in Alzheimer’s prevention research, accelerate the evaluation and approval of prevention therapies, and find ones that work as soon as possible. API is led by researchers from Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in partnership with leaders from academia, industry, and other public and private stakeholder organizations around the world.
Our notable prevention programs include:
Our care team is recognized for the innovative family and community services and programs they provide for affected persons, family caregivers, and our communities; their outreach to Arizona’s underserved Native American and Latino communities; and their efforts to extend BAI’s care model to affected persons and families who are seen in the primary care setting. The standard of care is widely recognized as exceptional, built on a model of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration.
Led by our renowned memory disorder and dementia specialists, our memory care centers of excellence offer a variety of services for diagnosis and care for each patient’s individualized needs.