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

Community Engagement Learning Series

Each year, Alzheimer’s Disease Center speakers give presentations for community groups and organizations, including long-term care and assisted living facilities.

Spanish Mini-Medical School

This is an annual event held in the fall at the UC Davis Medical Center. The program is conducted in Spanish by local UC Davis physicians on current medical topics of interest. The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the Center for Reducing Health Disparities collaborate to sponsor this event which is open to the public. This year the event will be held October 7, 2017 at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Reservations are required. Please call 916-734-5243 for reservations or more information.

African American Caregiving and Wellness Forum

This annual event is held in the San Francisco East Bay each spring. The Alzheimer’s Disease Center partners with other health agencies such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Alameda County Area Agency on Aging, and Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson in sponsoring this popular day long program.

The 2019 African American Caregiver Forum will be Saturday April 13, 2018 at Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information, please call or email Gwen Gates at 925-357-6904,

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