Alzheimer's Disease and Aging

Medical provider talks with patient

Our vision is to add life to years, not simply years to life.

The OHSU C. Rex and Ruth H. Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center is recognized as a national leader in dementia care and research. We are a NIA-funded Alzheimer's Disease Center. We conduct studies of promising treatments, technologies for patient and caregiver support, genetics, neuroimaging and pathology. The expertise of our multidisciplinary staff, and the generosity of community members who volunteer as research participants, are essential to the success of our programs.

Ed's Story

Research participant undergoes a brain scan.

What is it like to participate in four different cognition and aging research studies at a time?  
Read Ed's story

How you can support Alzheimer's research

C.Rex and Ruth H. Layton smiling

OHSU named our center the C. Rex and Ruth H. Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center after Rex and Ruth Layton in recognition of their generous support of our work. 
Learn how you can help

Clinical trials and research participation

The Layton Center has research opportunities for people with memory loss as well as their family members. We have opportunities for those at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease but do not have any symptoms.
Learn about our clinical trials and research