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

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...

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...