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.
When to seek a diagnosis
Is what I am experiencing normal aging, or should I be tested for dementia?
Read more about when to seek a diagnosis
Have your doctor provide a referral.
Refer a patient
- Refer your patient to OHSU.
- Call 503-494-4567 to seek provider-to-provider advice.
Stay updated with the latest Alzheimer's news from OHSU
On our blog
7/18/2019 - Alzheimer's Disease Investigator Meeting
8/15/2019 - Alzheimer's Disease Investigator Meeting
9/19/2019 - Alzheimer's Disease Investigator Meeting
10/17/2019 - Alzheimer's Disease Investigator Meeting
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
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