Community and professional outreach and education is a core part of the mission of the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Our Education activities strive to outreach to the diverse communities in Northern California.

goodlifeUC Davis’ The Good Life is made up of three lifestyle intervention classes produced and delivered on a video conferencing platform. Let’s Get Moving (LGM) is a live exercise and fitness class delivered to seniors four times a week by a certified fitness trainer using the American College of Sports Medicine’s empirically validated Exercise is Medicine curriculum.  Let’s Get Cooking (LGC) delivers healthy cooking classes to seniors by our staff trained in the 18 Reasons cooking curriculum, an empirically validated nutrition program that uses hands-on kitchen training to promote caloric restriction and healthier food replacement as prescribed by the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program.  The peer-to-peer mental health program, Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), applies a group therapy-like meeting series to promote mindfulness and emotional literacy to prevent depression and anxiety and maintain a schedule of pleasant events.

The Good Life is celebrating Black History Month with our new Health is Wealth Series. Health is Wealth kicks off this Wednesday, Feb 3 at 12:30pm with Dr. Raina Croff focusing on "Owning Our Health." We're excited to have you join us for this free engaging series focusing on 4 specific health topics led by top medical experts, followed by an open Q&A throughout the month of February. 

Use this link to find out more about it and to get tickets

Fading Away - Alzheimer's

Fading Away - Alzheimer's (KVIE ViewFinder documentary)
Every 67 seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, a type of dementia with no known cure. As scientists race to unlock the secrets of the mind, patients and their caregivers take us inside their experience with this memory-robbing disease.

Past Community Engagement Lectures

This is a series of six lectures presented by UC Davis faculty and nationally prominent researchers with expertise in the field of Alzheimer’s disease throughout the year. The talks are designed for lay audiences and are open to the public. They are held at the UC Davis Medical Center.

A number of these presentations have been posted to YOUTUBE. CLICK on the title below to access the video of the lecture.

  • The 90+ Study 
    Claudia Kawas, M.D.
    The Al and Trish Nichols Chair in Clinical Neuroscience
    University of California, Irvine