Alzheimer's Talks

A free teleconference series offered by UsAgainstAlzheimer's covering a wide range of topics with leaders in the Alzheimer's community. If you're interested in sponsoring a call, email

Latest Talks

October 9, 2019

Better Support for Caregivers: Grace Whiting, National Alliance for Caregiving

This special Alzheimer’s Talks is presented by Sunrise Senior Living.

Our guest speaker, Grace Whiting, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving, shares insights on resources and proposals to bring better systems and supports to family caregivers. Our guest moderator is Jill Lesser, an UsAgainstAlzheimer’s board member and President of our WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s network.

They discuss the changing face of caregiving and legislative measures underway to support caregivers, including...

October 3, 2019

Music and the Mind: Soprano Renee Fleming & NIA's Dr. Marie Bernard

How does music benefit the brain? An opera star & a scientist discuss.

In this special Alzheimer’s Talks we hear from world-renowned soprano Renee Fleming, one of the most acclaimed singers of our time. Joining her to discuss music and the mind was Dr. Marie Bernard, deputy director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health and NIA’s top geriatrician.

Our host Meryl Comer spoke...

September 9, 2019

Changing How We Approach Alzheimer's - Dr. Mark Hyman

Are we thinking about Alzheimer’s the wrong way?

Best-selling author Dr. Mark Hyman believes we should shift from seeking a single disease path or drug—to a more dynamic framework that considers the many factors that may contribute to Alzheimer’s and then tailoring therapy to the individual.

In this Alzheimer’s Talks, host Meryl Comer talks with Dr. Hyman, of the UltraWellness Center and Cleveland Clinic, about his field of Functional Medicine...

August 14, 2019

Where Are We in the Search for Better Treatments? Dr. Scott Turner, Georgetown University

Current treatments for Alzheimer's disease have only minimal and temporary benefits. While the search for more effective Alzheimer’s treatments has seen many disappointments in recent years, the pipeline of drugs in development is far from empty.

ResearchersAgainstAlzheimer’s released its 2019 state-of-the pipeline report, and the findings give cause for optimism. A broader range of ideas is being considered to fight the disease, including three new pathways to attack Alzheimer’s that...