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

November 14, 2017

Veterans & Alzheimer's Risk - Dr. David Cifu

This Alzheimer’s Talks was in collaboration with our newest network, VeteransAgainstAlzheimer’s, and was moderated by Shawn Taylor, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s board member and president of our Veterans network. Our guest was Dr. David Cifu, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Senior TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) Specialist at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Principal Investigator of the Veterans Affairs...

October 24, 2017

"Still Alice" and an XPRIZE for Alzheimer's - Author Lisa Genova

The guest on October’s Alzheimer’s Talks was Lisa Genova, a neuroscientist and author whose work explores what it is like to live with neurological diseases and disorders. Her bestselling books include Still Alice, Inside the O’Briens, Left Neglected, and Love Anthony. Still Alice, about a Harvard professor with early onset Alzheimer’s disease, became a highly acclaimed movie.

Lisa Genova talked with George Vradenburg about how...

September 8, 2017

Alzheimer's Clinical Trials & Barriers Among Diverse Communities - Dr. Goldie Byrd, Daisy Duarte & Valerie Smith

September’s Alzheimer’s Talks focused on the importance of clinical trials, particularly to better understand the motivations of and barriers to participation among diverse communities. This call was hosted by Jason Resendez, director of the LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s network, and Dr. Goldie Byrd, Director of the Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s Aging and Community Health at North Carolina A&T State University.

Dr. Byrd’s work focuses on Alzheimer’s in African American communities, both...

June 28, 2017

Alzheimer's Research at the National Institute on Aging - Dr. Laurie Ryan

Dr. Laurie Ryan was our guest for the June Alzheimer’s Talks. Dr. Ryan is Chief of the Dementias of Aging Branch in the Division of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At the National Institute on Aging, she directs Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials research.

Dr. Ryan discussed efforts and plans to improve the pace and quality of clinical trials...