C. Rex and Ruth H. Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Rex and Ruth Layton
C. Rex and Ruth H. Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center at Oregon Health & Science University was established in 1990 and is committed to serving the needs of people throughout the Northwest.
In 2004, OHSU announced a $1 million pledge from Rex and Ruth Layton to support the OHSU Alzheimer's Disease Center. In recognition of their generous gift, OHSU renamed the Center the Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center in honor of the Layton family.
The Oregon Alzheimer’s Disease Center
The Oregon Alzheimer’s Disease Center (OADC) is the core program of the Layton Center. The OADC is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our Center is one of 29 NIH Alzheimer’s disease centers in the United States and is the only one in Oregon.
Our clinic is staffed by neurologists, nurses, and psychologists who have expertise and interest in aging & dementia. Many of our clinic staff are also actively involved in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research. We work together with other research partners and the service community to carry out studies in several areas, with particular focus on the oldest of our old (those over 80) and on those with early-stage dementia.
Collaboration and education
Through interaction with a supportive and interested community at large, the Layton Center is able to provide a strong research base in tune with the needs of its community. Several community-based or supporting organizations are unique to Oregon and allow us to extend our research in new areas and to reach beyond the scope of the university campus and the Portland metropolitan area. These include the Oregon Center for Aging & Technology (ORCATECH), Oregon Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine in Neurological Disorders (ORCCAMIND), Oregon Center for Translational Research (OCTRI), Oregon Geriatric Education Center (OGEC), the Oregon Partnership for Alzheimer's Research (OPAR).