Alzheimer’s Disease Education

The Education and Information Core of the Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center develops and carries out a wide range of educational programs to:

  • Increase public awareness and understanding of Alzheimer's Disease research
  • Aid in the recruitment of subjects for research studies
  • Improve care and quality of life for persons with dementia and support their family caregivers.

Our educational activities include:

  • Training for health care professionals which include seminars and lectures and we also provide "hands-on" experiences for medical students
  • Community education on Alzheimer's disease and related dementia disorders
  • Workshops on doctor – patient communication for families and caregivers
  • Collaboration with community organizations and groups to promote awareness of the disease and publicize research activities, a particular focus is underserved populations including rural communities and minority groups
  • Collaboration with other organizations that serve patients and families, e.g., the Alzheimer's Association and other state and local agencies that serve the elderly and the loved ones who care for them
  • Distribution of printed material that provides topical information on a variety of subjects related to Alzheimer's disease and dementia and how best to provide quality of life to those with the disease.
  • A newsletter, Aging & Alzheimer's Update, which is published twice per year.

The Education Core administers the Oregon Income Tax Check-off Alzheimer's Research Fund in collaboration with The Oregon Partnership for Alzheimer's Research, a community advisory committee.

For further information about the Education & Information Core or to request educational information, please contact . Phone: 503 494-6370.