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What's New This Month

Join the SMADRC staff at the Alzheimer's Association, LGBT Community Forum, "Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, and Memory Loss" on March 26, 5:30-7:30. Click here to view the event flyer for details.

Introducing the Young Onset Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Program

The Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center is now offering the Young Onset Alzheimer's and Related Disorders (YoADRD) Program to persons diagnosed with ADRD before age 65. Read this Washington Post story to learn about how YoADRD impacts individuals and families.

In order to address gaps and expand services and research addressing YoADRD to the San Diego region and beyond, The D.H. Chen Foundation awarded funding to Dr. Douglas Galasko and colleagues to establish a YoADRD program that provides clinical assessment, social work and research opportunities for persons with YoADRD and their families. This multidisciplinary program is designed to respond to the unique challenges faced by families coping with YoADRD by providing individualized resources and referrals in English and Spanish.

For additional information please contact Ivonne Arias, MSW

(858) 822-4800 or (858) 249-0585 or send her an e-mail at

The SMADRC is now offering a Young Onset Support Group at UCSD!

4th Wednesday of every month
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Call (858) 822-4800 or visit for
more information.

New! FREE 3-Day Workshop in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association:

Living with Alzheimer's: Early Stage & Young Onset For People with Alzheimer's and Care Partners

Thursday May 9, 16, and 23 from 10:00am - 11:30am

New Episodes about Alzheimer’s Research Available on the UCTV Brain Channel
Thanks to the funds generated from the Soul Cycle fundraiser, coordinated by Genny Matthews and her team, an exciting new opportunity to provide outreach and education is now available to the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (SMADRC) team under the leadership of Dan Bennett, Communications Director. 

The SMADRC is now working with UCTV to create seven new episodes for the UC Department of Neurosciences’ Brain Channel (founded by Dr. William C. Mobley), which specializes in episodes devoted to topics that help the viewer discover how the brain works, technologies to harness brain power, ways to treat disease and more.  The first two of the seven episodes have already been recorded and are available for viewing online via the Brain Channel links provided below.  The first of the three episodes have been recorded and the first two area already available on the Brain Channel:

October of 2018 featured an interview with Dr. Douglas Galasko about the Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease titled, “What Role Do Genetics Play in Alzheimer’s-On Our Mind.” 

The second episode, aired in December 2018, features the first ever, all Spanish episode on the Brain Channel!  Dr. Soria-Lopez was interviewed by Alex Figueroa about the investigation of Alzheimer's disease in the Latino community. In this episode, titled, “Investigación sobre la Enfermedad de Alzheimer en la Comunidad Latina” the discussion focuses on clinical symptoms and the need to include the Latino community in clinical research on this disease. Mention is made of ways to combat the disease and social resources that are available to people with this disease and their families.

Caregivers for persons with Alzheimer's disease wanted for important observational research study!

For Alzheimer's caregivers, self-care comes first - Dr. Guerry Peavy featured by the Union Tribune at the Date with a Cure Event hosted by Alzheimer's San Diego

Click here if you are a caregiver and interested in participating in Dr. Peavy's research. Bilingual (English/Spanish) participants can be tested in their preferred language.