Community activism through research participation

A community activist and long-term participant of the AADAPt study reflects upon her experience together with her daughter....

When caregivers become friends

Sometimes you realize that another person’s journey is as complex and vivid as your own. When three caregivers enrolled in the virtual TeleSTELLA study last fall, they didn’t expect to realize...

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...

The Beneficial Surprises of Caregiver Research

Enrolling in a caregiver research study at OHSU inspired Douglas and Jane Grube to reflect upon their life goals and make some important decisions....

Making a difference one clinical trial at a time

Leslie Richards and Gregg Olson share how their academic and medical backgrounds helped them make the decision to enroll in clinical trials at OHSU Deciding to join a clinical trial was easy for...

Meet Neurologist Dr. Aimee Pierce

Article originally published in the Summer 2019 Alzheimer’s Update Meet Dr. Aimee Pierce! A native from Eugene, Oregon, Dr. Pierce began her training at Columbia University before completing her...

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...