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​COVID-19 Response

Due to the concerns over the transmission and containment of COVID-19, especially amongst elderly individuals, the University of Colorado (CU) Alzheimer's and Cognition Center has made the following adjustments:

As of March 16, the University of Colorado Memory Disorders Clinic has suspended all in-person clinic visits due to the risk of COVID-19. Our clinic staff is in the process of reaching out to all people with clinic visits scheduled between March 16 and April 30 to discuss appointment options.  Our staff remains available for our current patients via our answering service (720-848-2080) or through MyHealth Connection. 

As of March 16, all research visits were suspended for the studies run through the CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center. Our research staff is in the process of reaching out to all participants of research studies that are affected by this suspension in the next few weeks to reschedule for later in the year, with the knowledge that changes will be ongoing and that schedules will need to be flexible. We are developing strategies for reopening recruitment of new participants once it is safe to resume operations on our campus. If you have any questions, please contact the CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center at 303-724-7670 or

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue to adapt to this rapidly evolving situation. As always, our patients' and our research participants' safety is of the utmost importance to us, and we will always put that first. In the coming weeks and months, we will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and will update our research studies and clinical practices accordingly. We look forward to resuming normal operating procedures as soon as possible. In the meantime, please follow the CDC guidelines and stay safe.


Resources on COVID-19

For guidelines on how to protect yourself and help slow the spread, as well as for up-to-date news on COVID-19, please visit

For tips for caregivers related to COVID-19, please visit the Alzheimer's Association website.

For updates on how the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is responding to COVID-19, please visit


We Have A New Name!

The Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Disease Center (RMADC) has a new name! The Center is now the University of Colorado Alzheimer's and Cognition Center.

The new name reflects the broad reach of the Center, including innovative research and patient care. It better represents the work of more than 50 professionals affiliated with the CU Department of Neurology in two key places -- the Memory Disorders Clinic, in cooperation with the University of Colorado Hospital, and the University of Colorado Alzheimer's and Cognition Center research laboratories at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

While Alzheimer's disease is the most common and recognized cause of dementia, there are many other diseases and conditions that affect thinking and brain health. Adding the word "cognition" to our title encompasses the full breadth of our research and clinical expertise, including our focus on healthy brain aging.

Upcoming Events

Dementia Caregiver Class Pt. 2 - Changed to online video conference. Please re-register using this link.
Topic: Strategies and Techniques for Successful Communication.  Learn More
Speaker: Jill Lorentz
When: 4/1/2020 from 1:30-3:30 PM MT
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Supportive & Palliative Care Class for Parkinson's Caregivers
Topic: A Class for Caregivers: Strategies & Techniques. Learn More
Speaker: Jill Lorentz
When: 4/7/2020 from 1:30-3:30 PM MT
Location: Online, Register Here
Dementia Dialogues - Cancelled
Speaker: CU Alzheimer's African American Advisory Council
When: 4/25/2020 cancelled
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​Healthy Brain Aging Presentation
Topic: Staving Off Memory Decline
Speaker: Brianne Bettcher, PhD
When: 7/10/2020 from 1:30-2:30 PM MST
Location: Sam Gary Branch Library (2961 Roslyn St. Denver, CO 80238)
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Dr. Huntington Potter

Dr. Brianne​ Bettcher

Dr. Samantha Holden

CU Alzheimer's and
Cognition Center
Neuropsychology Research
CU Alzheimer's and Cognition
C​linical Director
CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center