Alzheimer's Disease and Aging

Allison Lindauer with a patient, both are smiling, greeting each other
Allison Lindauer, a nurse practitioner who has also earned a doctorate, is a researcher and provider who cares for patients and their caregivers.

For people with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, OHSU offers hope through leading-edge treatment and research. At the C. Rex and Ruth H. Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, you’ll find: 

  • We are an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, the only center in Oregon and among the less than three dozen nationwide, funded by the National Institute on Aging.
  • A team approach, with specialists who meet weekly to discuss cases. 
  • Potential access to new Alzheimer’s and dementia therapies in clinical trials. 
  • A wide array of support services for patients and families. 
  • A large team of researchers seeking ways to prevent, cure or improve care for dementias such as Alzheimer’s. 
  • Leadership from an internationally known scientist and doctor, Jeffrey Kaye, M.D., who is an author of hundreds of publications on aging, Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Our excellence

Top research center: We are an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, among the couple dozen U.S. centers funded by the National Institute on Aging. We’re seeking breakthroughs that could someday cure or prevent Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Technology to improve at-home care: We work with the Oregon Center for Aging and Technology to finds ways for older people to: 

  • Stay independent 
  • Live at home longer 
  • Improve health and quality of life 

Experts in aging: Our providers have extensive training and expertise in aging-related health issues. We provide treatment to address declining brain function, Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Team-based approach: Our experts work together on research and patient care. We meet each week to discuss cases and recommend treatment options. 

Support services: We offer a wide array of services for patients and families, including a caregiver support group and a memory disorders workshop.

The latest treatments and innovations

Advanced brain imaging: Scans called positron-emission tomography, or PET, give us a better view of protein buildup in the brain that may lead to Alzheimer’s. These detailed images help us provide an accurate diagnosis and plan your treatment.  

Complementary medicine: We’re researching how therapies such as acupuncture and meditation can help control Alzheimer’s symptoms.  

Clinical trials and research: We offer a variety of research studies to test new therapies and strategies, and to increase scientific understanding. Many are one-of-a-kind or not widely available.

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For patients

  • Referral: To become a patient, please ask your doctor for a referral. 
  • Questions: For questions about arranging a referral or to make a follow-up appointment, call 503-494-7772.
  • Nurse line: To talk with a nurse about questions or concerns, call 503-494-7615.


Parking is free for patients and their visitors.

Center for Health & Healing Building 1, eighth floor
3303 S. Bond Ave.
Portland, OR 97239
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Learn more

At OBI, our research spans clinical trials for promising new drugs, new approaches to mental health care, exercise as a potential treatment for certain diseases, and more. Read OBI research news

Stay informed

News: Read about research breakthroughs, patient care and many other topics on the OHSU News site.