Alzheimer's Disease & Aging

The C. Rex and Ruth H. Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center in Portland, Oregon is dedicated to the study and treatment of Alzheimer's Disease and other age-related disorders.


Welcome to the Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center. Our expert staff of experienced healthcare professionals is here to help you with memory loss and other related problems. Our memory care specialists are dedicated to finding the most effective Alzheimer’s treatment and support for our patients. Our goal is to add life to your years, not just years to your life.

Meet Our Memory Care Team

About  Our Alzheimer’s Care

The Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center is recognized as a national leader in dementia care and research. We are one of 30 NIH Alzheimer's Disease Centers in the United States and the only one of our kind in Oregon.

More than 70,000 Oregonians have Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common cause of dementia in older adults, or a related disorder. These dementias become more common with increasing age.

More than half of Americans over the age of 85 develop problems with cognitive (thinking) impairment or memory. Experts at the Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center are dedicated to providing outstanding medical care, leading-edge research and education to tackle these dementia problems and provide Alzheimer’s help.

Additional Alzheimer’s Resources

Ask the Health Experts Lecture

How to stay mentally sharp

Watch Dr. Joseph Quinn present "How to Stay Mentally Sharp as We Age" at the OHSU Ask the Expert Lecture series.

Clinic Services


Our experts work with you to learn more about your memory loss and other thinking problems that keep you from fully participating in daily activities. We also partner with your primary care provider and refer you to community resources.

The Layton Center gives you access to full-service treatment for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Dementia and Aging Research

The Layton Center conducts a variety of studies. Research areas include:

  • Dementia treatment and diagnosis
  • Treatments for related conditions
  • Technology to support aging in place and healthy aging in the community

Learn more about our current Alzheimer’s Disease and memory loss studies and how to take part

Help Oregon discover new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

OHSU researchers help with Oregon Alzheimer's plan

OHSU researchers help with Oregon Alzheimer's plan

OHSU Brain Institute leaders were a big part of an important state plan unveiled in July that is addressing the needs of Oregon families dealing with Alzheimer's.

As featured in: katu  Oregon Live

Alzheimer's Lecture

Alzheimer's Lecture - Dr. Joseph Quinn

While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are things you can do to prevent it. This seminar with Dr. Joseph Quinn will review current prevention strategies for Alzheimer’s and dementia, from simple lifestyle changes promoting brain health to experimental therapies offered at the OHSU Brain Institute. 

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Research is Right at Home


Kathryn finds that her involvement in aging research helps her keep up with current technologies, access the latest health information and stay involved with her family and community. Learn More

Make An Appointment

Your primary care provider must refer you to the Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center. If you have questions about a clinic visit, call 503 494-7772

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