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 series
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.
In recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in November, the UCD ADC hosts two events, a research symposium and caregiver workshop. The symposium is designed for scientists wishing to collaborate or learn more about Alzheimer’s research findings and activities. The caregiver workshop is a half-day session covering topics of interest for those working or living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
A number of these presentations have been posted to YOUTUBE.
- 10 Tips to maintaining brain health (and the science behind them)
Sarah Farias, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of California, Davis
UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center
- October 2013 UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center Distinguished Lecture
Claudia Kawas, M.D.
The Al and Trish Nichols Chair in Clinical Neuroscience
University of California, Irvine
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 UCD Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the Center for Reducing Health Disparities collaborate to sponsor this event which is open to the public.
African american caregiving and wellness forum
This annual event is held in Oakland, California, during each spring. The ADC partners with other health agencies such as the Alzheimer’s Association, West Oakland Seniors Center, North Oakland Seniors Center, and Alameda County Area Agency on Aging in sponsoring this popular day long program.
The 2014 African American Caregiver Forum will be Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the North Oakland Senior Center, 5714 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA from 8:30 a.m. - 2 :00 p.m. The theme of this year's forum is Bringing Dementia into the Light. Dr. Yaisa Andrews-Zwilling will be the key note speaker. Please call 1-800-272-3900 for more information or to register.
Each year, ADC speakers give presentations for community groups and organizations, including long-term care and assisted living facilities.
ADC faculty provide presentations to medical students, residents and practicing clinicians. These include presentation on the assessment and management of patients with cognitive impairment, depression and other behavioral issues, and assessment in culturally and linguistic diverse populations.