Alzheimer's Update Newsletter

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The Layton Center publishes a newsletter, the Alzheimer's Update, twice a year. We publish stories on:

  • Layton Center and national research
  • Experiences of volunteers in some of our studies
  • Cognitive (brain and thinking) health

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Previous issues

Winter 2021

  • Participants share why they enrolled in a clinical trial
  • Introducing two new EXITO scholars
  • Caregiver corner: Tips for getting outside during winter
  • Research news: New OHSU Botanical Research Center
  • Highlights from 2020 Alzheimer's Association Intl' Conference
  • Staff corner: Patrice Fuller, Senior research assistant

Spring 2020

  • Research to improve health and well-being of Alzheimer's caregivers
  • Research update: New clinical trial targets amyloid "protofibrils"
  • Caregiver corner: Sticking to a routine in times of stress
  • Grant award news: Oregon Tax Checkoff for Alzheimer's Research Fund grant awards
  • Highlights from 2019 Alzheimer's Association Intl' Conference
  • Staff corner: Kate Mincks, Senior research assistant

Summer 2019

  • About the E-FIND study
  • Neurologist’s perspective on early awareness of Alzheimer’s 
  • Grant award news: OADC grants
  • Caregiver corner: Introducing a formal caregiver
  • Our EXITO scholars graduate
  • Research update: Recruiting for Generations 2 study
  • Staff corner: Aimee Pierce, MD, Clinical Care

Winter 2018

  • Volunteer shares thoughts on participating in research
  • Grant award news: Hartford Award, K01 Award, Gibbs Family Endowed Professorship, Oregon Tax Checkoff research fund
  • Caregiver corner: Getting by with the help of friends
  • Research update: Grant expands Alzheimer’s research
  • Staff corner: Linda Boise, Ph.D. (in memoriam)

Summer 2018

  • About the I-CONECT study
  • Caregiver corner: Grief from two viewpoints
  • Sharing stories through soul food and art
  • Grant award news: RO1 and OADC
  • Staff corner: Angelie Healy, Social work
  • What are PUFAs? About the PUFA study

Winter 2017

  • Long-term care for people living with dementia
  • Caregiver corner: Engaging in pleasant events
  • New research center: ORCCAMIND
  • Grant award news: Oregon Tax Checkoff research fund 
  • Staff corner: Randy Woltjer, OHSU brain donation
  • Welcoming our EXITO scholars
  • About the Tele-Savvy study

Summer 2017

  • Education drives the mission of the Layton Center
  • Caregiver corner: Pleasant events
  • Understanding frontotemporal dementia
  • Grant award news: OADC, Alzheimer's Association grants
  • Staff corner: Gillian Devereux, R.N.
  • About the A4 study
  • Welcoming Drs. Andrew Natonson and Neil Thomas

Winter 2016

  • Welcoming Allison Lindauer, PhD, NP, new director of Outreach, Recruitment & Education
  • Research news: ACTNOW, STAR-C-TM
  • Neuropsychological examinations in dementia care
  • About the SHARP study pilot program
  • Grant award news: Oregon Tax Checkoff research fund
  • Everyday cognition: Adriana Seelye, PhD

Summer 2016

  • Announcing the retirement of Linda Boise
  • News about research opportunities: SHARP, AADAPt
  • Teaching the next generation of doctors about community care for people with dementia
  • Alzheimer's and the brain game challenge
  • Nutrition, Alzheimer's, and the healthy brain

September 2015

  • Grant award news: Paul G. Allen Foundation Award
  • Event news: The Layton Center at AAIC 2015
  • Oregon trail leads to Oregon Brain Bank
  • Dementia care givers at risk for declining health
  • New dementia care program promotes independence

March 2015

  • About the new Oregon Healthy Brain Research Network
  • New research opportunity: ACTNOW
  • Event news: Oregon Brain Institute lecture series
  • The impact of medications on development of dementia
  • Research update: Centella asiatica (CA)
  • OHSU doctors discuss “jogging your memory”
  • Thanking donors Phil Kreitner and Sherril Gelmon