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Community Education

The Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is committed to disseminating the knowledge gained through our research efforts.  We are proud to provide the community with a resource for accurate and up to date information regarding Alzheimer’s disease and memory changes in later life. 

Regular Memory Screening Days - Offered at different times during the year for persons with memory concerns. We offer a resource room with staff available to answer questions and provide information about memory and aging, Alzheimer's and related dementias, community resources, and research participation.

View memory screening dates

Our Newsletters:

Currents published three times a year and features updates in research, projects, resources, and staff news.  Readers learn about new clinical trials, research advances, innovative programs, and ideas for healthy aging.

Perspectives is a quarterly newsletter written for people with dementia that addresses the concerns, reflections, and coping skills of individuals with Alzheimer's or a related memory disorder.  

View our Newsletters

Reading material - On our website we list sources of reading material specific to an array of dementia diagnoses. Click on the "We serve persons with" tab and select the diagnosis of interest to you.

Presentations to the community - We have a well-rounded team of neurologists, social workers, psychometrists, physicians, gerontologists, and nurse practitioners who are well-versed to give presentations in the community targeting a wide range of audiences, including potential research participants, their family members, and community health care professionals, including physicians.

If you would like to arrange for one of our speakers to give a presentation at your facility, please contact Christina Gigliotti, PhD at

Many of our team members have presented in a variety of settings including senior centers, libraries, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, support group meetings, community organizations and center meetings, and physician offices.  We welcome speaking invitations from members of the community, and we will be happy to develop a talk to meet your needs. 

Monthly Caregiver Support groups providing emotional support, education and coping strategies for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's or related dementias. Visit our patient and family resources section for a full list of support groups and QOL programs.

ADRC faculty and staff do give presentations in the San Diego community.

Below you will find a list of presentations that have been given by ADRC team members in the past.

  1. Non-prescription Medications
  2. Mind, Body and Nutrition: Does your Diet Influence how your Brain Functions?
  3. Keep it in Mind:  Strategies for Maintaining Mental Fitness
  4. Normal Aging and Memory
  5. Memory and Aging:  How to Keep your Brain Healthy
  6. The Continuum of Memory Changes:  From Healthy Aging to Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia
  7. Understanding Memory Loss:  When is it Time to Worry and What Can We do About it?
  8. Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI):  What is it and Why Do We Care?
  9. Does Stress Affect Your Memory?
  10. An Introduction to the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center:  Our Mission, Research, and Outreach Summarized.
  11. Update on Alzheimer’s Disease and Current Research and Treatment Approaches