Alzheimer's Association Webpage

Alzheimer’s Association On Demand Webinars

June 29th, 2021

View some free , on demand webinars regarding a variety of Alzheimer ‘ s topics including Aducanmunab on the Alzheimer ‘ s Association website . View Here http…

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Brain Health in America: An Urgent Initiative

February 10th, 2021

A presentation by Stephanie Monroe The GUMC Memory Disorders Program was honored to host Stephanie Monroe , Executive Director of AfricanAmericansAgainstAlzhe…

The Four Pillar Program to Preserving Brain Health

The Four Pillar Program to Preserving Brain Health: 1. Physical Health, 2. Emotional Health, 3. Knowledge and 4. Action

Following this Four-Pillar Program may delay the onset, slow down, or prevent dementia and AD by 5-10 years. But if all pillars are followed, life expectancy may also increase by 5-10 years, and the #1 risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia is aging. However, compliance will restore balance and maintain cognitive performance with aging. Adhering to only part of the Program may be less effective or ineffective. The goal is to maximize health-span and lifespan while minimizing years of disability (cognitive and/or physical) at end-of-life.

Come to a Memory Cafe

Memory Cafe is a casual social meeting venue for those with progressive memory or cognitive impairment and their caregivers. A Memory Cafe is a place where caring individuals come together to find resources, support, companionship, and fun. You can work simple puzzles, play games such as bean bag toss, Yahtzee, etc.

Memory Cafes in the Washington DC area:

  • Club Memory meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Metropolitan Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016. Contact Sibley Senior Association at 202-660-5658 for more information.
  • The Northern Virginia Memory Cafe meets the first and third Thursday of every month from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182. Contact Carol Blackwell at or 571-236-6933.

If you host a social gathering or support group and you would like us to share your group, please contact Benjamin Edwards at

Alzheimer’s Disease Organizations


Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Chapter

The Alzheimer’s Association has local support groups that serve DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. The National Capital website links to many other online and offline resources offered by the national Alzheimer’s Association, including a 24/7 Helpline, education programs, Trial Match and advocacy resources.


Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center

The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center Web site will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer’s disease (AD) information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).” Their website includes caregivers’ resources and research, as well as general information.


Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS)

The Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) was formed in 1991 as a cooperative agreement between the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the University of California, San Diego. The ADCS is a major initiative for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) clinical studies in the Federal government, addressing treatments for both cognitive and behavioral symptoms. This is part of the NIA Neuroscience and Neuropsychology of Aging Program’s effort to facilitate the discovery, development and testing of new drugs for the treatment of AD and also is part of the Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Initiative.


Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI)

The Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI) at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine is dedicated to the development of effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease through innovative, collaborative, multicenter clinical trials. USC ATRI is the Keck School’s clinical outlet for testing of new treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease. Paul Aisen, MD is the founding director of USC ATRI. He was the director of the ADCS until 2015.

The 20th Anniversary Presentation Slides

A photo of the Georgetown University Memory Disorders Program

Thank you for participating in the Georgetown University Memory Disorders Program 20th Anniversary Celebration. Our goal was to show our appreciation of your efforts to help us combat Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders.  We also sought to educate the community about current trends in Alzheimer’s disease research. It is because of your involvement in the Memory Disorders Program that we can celebrate 20 years of research and clinical care.

On October 17th, 2019 we presented:

Additionally, we seek your feedback regarding the 20th Anniversary Celebration (new window). Thank you to those who completed the questionnaire at the event. If you have additional thoughts you wish to share with us, we would appreciate hearing from you.  For those who registered, but did not attend, we welcome your feedback; please share your suggestions on what would motivate you to participate in a future MDP event.

You helped to make this event a success, and your ongoing commitment in fighting Alzheimer’s disease energizes us to move forward in our search for improved care and cures.

For More Information

For more health, research and clinical trials information, visit the National Institute of Aging and Clinical Trials Directory websites.