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 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?

Alzheimer’s Talks host Meryl Comer spoke with best-selling author Dr. Mark Hyman of the UltraWellness Center and Cleveland Clinic, about his field of functional medicine and its innovative approaches to Alzheimer’s and dementia.

“We are in an exciting time in medicine where we’re realizing that the ways we think about disease don’t really fit the chronic illnesses that we have,” Dr...

August 14, 2019

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

The search for an effective Alzheimer’s treatment has seen many disappointments in recent years. However, a new report indicates that the pipeline of drugs in development is far from empty.

The 2019 state-of-the-pipeline report, from our ResearchersAgainstAlzheimer’s network, gives cause for optimism. Researchers are studying a broader range of ideas, including three new pathways to fight Alzheimer’s that have emerged in just the past year. Potential drugs that target amyloid...

June 20, 2019

Why Brain Health Is So Important For Women - Susan Spencer, Woman's Day

Research is showing that we can protect our brain health throughout our lives and reduce our risk of Alzheimer’s later on—through exercise, healthy eating, getting enough sleep, managing medical risks (like high blood pressure), and staying mentally and socially engaged.

Susan Spencer, editor-in-chief of Woman’s Day magazine, joined host Meryl Comer to talk about brain health: what we can do to preserve it and why women especially should take...