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.

Join us for the Healthy Brain Aging Lecture Series at the UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School Of Nursing in Sacramento, CA. This in-person event aims to provide valuable insights into maintaining a healthy brain as we age.

Experts in the field will share their knowledge and strategies to promote brain health. Learn about the latest research, lifestyle choices, and techniques that can support cognitive function and overall well-being.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable information and connect with others who share an interest in healthy brain aging. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • May 2, 2024 | 6-7:30 p.m.

    • Ms. Angela Taylor, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Lewy Body Dementia Association

      Mr. Chuck Berghoff, Co-Founder and Chairman, Susan and Charles Berghoff Foundation

      Lewy Body Dementia Awareness and Advancements

      Vice President of the Lewy Body Dementia Association, Angela Taylor, and Co-Founder and Chairman of the Susan and Charles Berghoff Foundation, Chuck Berghoff, will discuss Lewy body dementia awareness and recent advancements. Join us as we delve into the complexities of this challenging condition, explore the latest breakthroughs in research and treatment options, and find hope and understanding for those affected.

  • June 6, 2024 | 6-7:30 p.m.

    • David Johnson, Ph.D.

      Leading The Good Life, California's New Standard of Care or Healthy Aging

      David Johnson, Ph.D. will unravel the intricate mechanisms behind healthy brain aging, showcasing how lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise, and social support can foster resilience against many of the chronic diseases that plague late life.

  • September 5, 2024 | 6-7:30 p.m.

    • Charles DeCarli, M.D.

      Healthy Brain Aging

      Charles DeCarli, M.D. will discuss changes to the brain as we age and in the presence of common, treatable medical illnesses. By the end of the talk, you will be provided with the actionable insights to optimize your brain health and enhance your quality of life.

  • October 3, 2024 | 6-7:30 p.m.

    • Rachel Whitmer, Ph.D.

      US POINTER Study

      Rachel Whitmer, Ph.D. will discuss the US POINTER study sponsored by the NIH and the Alzheimer's Association. She will review how targeted exercise and dietary interventions empower older adults to be proactive in managing their risk for Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.

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 12:30 p.m. with Raina Croff, Ph.D. 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