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

July 31, 2018

Can We Each Take Steps to Reduce Alzheimer's Risk? Dr. Laura Baker

Is there anything each of us can do to protect our cognitive function or even reduce our risk of Alzheimer’s? Just as we have found ways to reduce heart disease risk, scientists increasingly think there may be steps we can take to ward off Alzheimer’s.

Globally renowned researcher Dr. Laura Baker of the Wake Forest School of Medicine discusses the U.S. POINTER study, which she is leading and is enrolling...

June 20, 2018

What Matters Most in a Potential Treatment- Dr. Brett Hauber

Does research into new Alzheimer's treatments reflect what matters most to those living with the disease and to their care partners? When new drugs become available, will they make the changes in people’s lives that are most important to them—or only help people do better on cognitive tests but not improve ability in areas of day-to-day living that are most important?

Surprisingly, patient and caregiver priorities have not been studied in a...

May 2, 2018

Alzheimer's, Depression & Anxiety - Dr. Jennifer Gatchel

Is depression or anxiety a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease – or the other way around? For our May 2018 Talk, we spoke with Jennifer R. Gatchel, MD, PhD, a geriatric psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Gatchel shared an overview of what we know, current theories on this topic, and insights from her own research, which has found...

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...