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Research at the Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center is at the forefront of a worldwide effort to discover the causes of Alzheimer's disease, find effective treatments and improve the quality of life for persons, and families, living with Alzheimer's and other dementias.

Promising research

The Layton Center's clinical research group is noted for several breakthroughs and promising research. Learn more about our advances in research.

Clinical treatment trials

Clinical treatment trials are a vital component of the Center. These trials include drugs targeted to improve the symptoms of memory failure, as well as to slow the progression of the disease. The Layton Center has special expertise in complementary and alternative medicine and is one of the few centers that have conducted controlled clinical trials with alternative treatments including yoga, ginkgo biloba, and placebo effects. Find a trial now.

For more information, please contact our research team:
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The Oregon Center for Aging and Technology is an innovative research program supported primarily by the NIA and closely integrated with the Layton Center. The goal is to develop technologies that optimize health, independence and quality of life for our aging population. ORCATECH is a collaborative research center that includes academic, industry and community partners. Through interactive and cross-disciplinary research, ORCATECH seeks to identify technologies that help meet the challenges of aging, especially around two key reasons for loss of independence: loss of mobility and decline in cognitive function.

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