Alzheimer's and Aging

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


Make an appointment

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

About our Alzheimer’s care


The Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center is recognized as a national leader in dementia care and research. We are one of 31 NIH Alzheimer's Disease Centers in the United States and the only one in Oregon.

More than 62,000 Oregonians suffer from 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 and Alzheimer's Disease Center provide outstanding medical care, leading-edge research and education to tackle these the challenges of dementia for families throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Meet our memory care team

Clinic services

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Our experts work with you and your primary care provider to learn more about your memory loss and other thinking problems that keep you from fully participating in daily activities. We can also 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 about current Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss studies and how to take part