Research in the Pacific Northwest: Lunch & Learn Webinar

In honor of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, the Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to present a live, interactive webinar featuring two local researchers from leading institutions in Alzheimer’s and dementia research. Grab a lunch and spend an hour with us to learn more about exciting and innovative research taking place across the Pacific Northwest. We hope to see you there! To register, click here.

Remembering Together: The SHARP Study for Older Black Adult Brain Health” 

Raina Croff, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Assistant Professor of Neurology at the NIA Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center

The SHARP study engages visual Black culture to prompt walking conversations about gentrification, aging, and community among older Black adults with and without memory loss. Cognitive testing and focus groups revealed the positive effects of contextualizing brain health within a culturally celebratory framework.]

Treating Alzheimer’s: Research on Medication and Lifestyle Modification

Charles Bernick, MD, MPH
University of Washington
Clinical Professor for Department of Neurology, Co-Investigator at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Director, Clinical Trials at the Memory & Brain Wellness Center

It is most likely that effective treatment of Alzheimer’s disease must start early and take a more comprehensive approach including both medication and lifestyle interventions. Dr. Bernick will discuss current and upcoming research that is moving the field forward.

Questions? Please contact:
Sara Kofman at or (503) 416-0202
Joel Loiacono at or (509) 321-4581