Holiday Travel Tips for Families and Caregivers

As the holidays approach, many of us look forward to traveling to visit friends and family. Many families ask me about traveling with family members with dementia. Here are my top tips....

The Community Advisory Council provides guidance to Layton Center

Last year a new group of research advocates came together to try and solve an issue: how do we get more participants from diverse communities involved in research studies? Since last September,...

Caregiver Corner: Every gift counts

As the lead of Outreach, Recruitment and Engagement at the Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, I often meet people who want to donate to our center. We are dependent on families like the...

Caregiver Corner: Introducing a formal caregiver

Article originally published in the Summer 2019 Alzheimer’s Update Family members often ask us for tips on how to introduce a formal caregiver to their family member who has dementia. At some...

Confessions of a Research Junkie

Below is Ed Parker’s story about being a research participant. Reprinted with permission from 3550 magazine.  Article originally published in the Winter 2018 Alzheimer’s Update. Have you ever...

The caregiver perspective: Jennifer’s story

My husband, Charles, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2010. He was 65. Over the next six years, my role changed as his disease progressed: I went from supportive care partner to supportive...

Brain donation at OHSU

If a patient has a brain disease, usually the family will donate the brain for study after death for a couple of reasons. The first is to find out the final diagnosis. The second is to understand...