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.

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


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.

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, West Oakland Seniors Center, North Oakland Seniors Center, and Alameda County Area Agency on Aging in sponsoring this popular day long program.

The 2016 African American Caregiver Forum will be Saturday April 16th, 2016 at Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703 from 8:30 a.m. - 2 :30 p.m. Please call 1-800-272-3900 for more information or to register.

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.

Community lectures

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