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

August 16, 2016

Sleep and Alzheimer's - Dr. Jeffrey Iliff

Dr. Jeffrey Iliff spoke with UsAgainstAlzheimer's Co-Founder and Chairman George Vradenburg for our August Alzheimer’s Talks. Dr. Iliff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University and he was part of a team that discovered a critical brain-cleansing system.

During this discussion he outlined his research on how sleep helps clear waste from the brain and how sleep and neurodegenerative...

July 8, 2016

Stress and Alzheimer's Disease - Dr. Robert Rissman

Dr. Robert Rissman was our guest for the July Alzheimer’s Talks where he spoke about his research on the relationship between chronic stress and Alzheimer’s disease and his work to develop a biomarker for Alzheimer’s and prevent cognitive decline.

Dr. Rissman is Associate Professor of Neurosciences at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Biomarker Core Director for the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study at UCSD, and Neuropathology Core...

June 13, 2016

Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative - Dr. Eric Reiman

Dr. Eric Reiman, the Executive Director of Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, joined this Alzheimer’s Talks to discuss his research to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, including two clinical trials that the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative has underway and the need to recruit more people into Alzheimer's clinical trials to speed these efforts.

Dr. Reiman and his colleagues have made pioneering contributions in brain imaging research, the earliest detection and tracking of Alzheimer's disease...

May 16, 2016

On My Own - Diane Rehm

Journalist, radio talk show host, and author Diane Rehm spoke with UsAgainstAlzheimer's Co-Founder and Chairman George Vradenburg about her new book, On My Own, which is a deeply personal, profoundly moving, and incredibly honest book about her life before and after her husband’s death with Parkinson’s disease.

Diane is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal as well as a Personal Peabody Award, considered among the most prestigious and selective...