Nantz National Alzheimer Center

At the Nantz National Alzheimer Centerour lab was the first to link excess tau protein to Alzheimer’s disease brain dysfunction and to map tau progression in dementia, redefining how neurologists approach the illness. We were the first to identify how brain inflammation precedes brain degeneration. We believe our next first will help us find the first truly effective, personalized treatments for those suffering from this devastating disease.

10 YEARS OF THE NNAC 2011 - 2021

Commemorating the first 10 years of the Nantz National Alzheimer Center and the advances made possible through philanthropic support. Click here to read our 2021 report.

(Center, Top Row, Left to Right) Dr. Joseph Masdeu and Dr. Gustavo Roman are joined by the NNAC team sporting the “Forget-Me-Knot” collection.

Since its inception in 2011, the Nantz National Alzheimer Center has become a first class, internationally recognized center for the treatment and research of diseases leading to cognitive impairment. Currently, the NNAC has four full‑time neurologists who care for thousands of patients annually. As a result, the NNAC is a leading recruiter among 20 centers involved in an NIH-funded study to research the natural history of early-onset cognitive impairment.

Support the Nantz National Alzheimer Center
Join Courtney and Jim Nantz in their fight to eradicate the suffering and devastation of Alzheimer’s disease and associated dementia based illnesses. Through philanthropic support, Houston Methodist is applying breakthroughs in neuroimaging toward strategies to better diagnose and potentially prevent or halt the progress of Alzheimer’s disease at its earliest stages.

By joining NantzFriends, you can add your support along with millions of others and join the team that will fight — and win — the battle against the ravages of this disease through world-class research, education and patient care conducted at the Nantz National Alzheimer Center at Houston Methodist.

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Jim Nantz reflects on the accomplishments of the Nantz National Alzheimer Center at Houston Methodist and the 10th anniversary of the Center’s founding on January 19, 2021.
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Jim Nantz Forget-Me-Knot Collection

Jim Nantz has partnered with vineyard vines to produce The Jim Nantz Forget-Me-Knot collection to benefit the Houston Methodist Nantz National Alzheimer Center. Learn More