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...

Caregiver Corner: Get by with a little help from friends

Article originally published in the Winter 2018 Alzheimer’s Update We sent our daughter off to college in August, and I’ve been reflecting on her schooling to date.  When she was in middle...

Luvaas grant expands Alzheimer’s research

Updated from an article originally published in the Winter 2018 Alzheimer’s Update Alzheimer’s Disease causes irreversible brain degeneration, taking with it the thinking skills and memories...

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A small bet, at the right time and place

I arrived at OHSU in 2013, a newly appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the Knight Cardiovascular Institute. I had just completed my...

Caregiver corner: Pleasant Events tool can aid overtaxed caregivers

A demoralizing effect of Alzheimer’s disease and similar dementias is the gradual loss of ability to engage in enjoyable and meaningful activities. This loss affects the whole family and can lead...

Researcher and neurologist grateful for early-career grant

The Oregon Charitable Tax Checkoff grant was the first research grant I ever received. I was a neurology resident at the time, and with guidance from Dr. Jeff Kaye, the OHSU Layton Aging and...

Reflections: Memory, melody and jazz

We're gearing up for the Portland screening of the film "Una Vida" on Monday, April 27. A panel discussion from three neuro-experts will follow the film, including artist Tim DuRoche. Tim will share...