Retired...or ReWired. Episode 15: Alzheimer's Disease


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Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
OHSU's Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center is a great resource for dealing with Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. Allison Lindauer is Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Schools of Medicine and Nursing at OHSU

Alison Lindauer is a nationally-certified gerontological nurse practitioner with a PhD. In gerontological nursing. As an assistant professor at OHSU's Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center, she cares for persons with dementia and their caregivers. With over 15 years experience in aging care, Dr. Lindauer conducts research on dementia caregiving and telehealth. She is a preceptor and mentor for students in health-related studies. Her publications can be found in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, The Gerontologist, and Research in Gerontological Nursing.


We discussed these issues:

What is the difference (or is there one) between the OHSU Brain Institute and the Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center?

Funding comes in part from the National Institutes of Health, is that right?   Is there a danger that the Institute will lose funding under the proposed federal budget?

What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?

Let’s discuss Alzheimer’s itself:  

  • Can you talk about a specific example (no names, of course) of working with a patient and the family to address their issues:  diagnosis, treatment, outcome…
  • how and when it occurs, 
  • how we recognize it, 
  • what can be done, 
  • is it hereditary,
  • what are the promising areas of research?

What’s it like for the family of the patient/person with Alzheimer’s?

         Do you recommend strategies for the family to cope with the condition?  

Do you work on the clinical trials at the Layton Center?

  •             What kinds of things do they test?
  •             What types of participants are you seeking?
  •             How does a person apply
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