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

April 20, 2018

Improving Alzheimer's Knowledge in Diverse Communities - Dr. Karen Lincoln

For National Minority Health Month, our April Alzheimer's Talks focused on a first-of-its-kind study that used tailored text messaging to boost Alzheimer’s knowledge in African Americans—who are up to three times more likely than non-Hispanic whites to get Alzheimer’s. Do the findings point to ways to improve health information-seeking and health literacy about Alzheimer’s among high-risk communities of color?

Stephanie Monroe, Executive Director of our AfricanAmericansAgainstAlzheimer's network, spoke with Karen Lincoln,...

March 29, 2018

Demystifying Clinical Trials - Reisa Sperling, MD, Geri Taylor, and Nate O'Keefe

Demystifying clinical trials was the topic of our March Alzheimer’s Talk—how they work, what you need to know and why they’re important. UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Board Member and Author/Caregiver Advocate Meryl Comer moderated an insightful discussion with: Reisa Sperling, MD, Harvard neurology professor and project leader of the NIH-funded A4 Study, a first-of-its kind prevention trial in older adults with evidence of early Alzheimer’s but no symptoms; Geri Taylor, who...

January 25, 2018

Women, Alzheimer's & Reducing Your Risk - Dr. Richard Isaacson & Karen Segal

For our January Alzheimer’s Talks, Brooks Kenny, Executive Director of our WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s network, spoke with Dr. Richard Isaacson, founder of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Joining him was Karen Segal, an UsAgainstAlzheimer’s board member who is participating in a research study Dr. Isaacson is leading.

Karen shared her experiences as an Alzheimer’s care partner to her mother and her reasons for joining the study. Dr. Isaacson’s...

December 5, 2017

Making the Holidays Happy When a Loved One Has Alzheimer's - Lakelyn Hogan

For our December Alzheimer’s Talks, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Chairman and Co-Founder George Vradenburg spoke with Lakelyn Hogan, a gerontologist and caregiver advocate at Home Instead Senior Care, where she educates professionals, families, and communities on issues that older adults and their families face. At, visitors can sign up for Lakelyn’s free weekly email, with advice, resources, and inspiration from a community of 40,000 caregivers.

This month’s topic was...