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

October 17, 2016

Could Microbes Cause Alzheimer's? Dr. Rudy Tanzi

For this Alzheimer’s Talks, we were honored to have Dr. Rudy Tanzi share his fascinating new work on a microbial hypothesis of the causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Tanzi is the Vice Chair of Neurology and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He was chosen by the Geoffrey Beene Foundation...

September 12, 2016

Positive Approach to Brain Change - Teepa Snow

For our September Alzheimer’s Talks, we were honored to welcome Teepa Snow, a respected dementia and Alzheimer’s care expert with a background in occupational therapy and more than 35 years of experience in clinical practice.

Through her Positive Approach® to Brain Change, Teepa helps family members, friends, caregivers, and professionals build skills to be a better care partner. This approach to supporting and engaging people experiencing changes in brain function emphasizes...

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...