Resources for Alzheimer's Disease

Buenos Hábitos Alimenticios Para Una Buena Salud (Good Eating Habits for Good Health)

Buenos Hábitos Alimenticios Para Una Buena Salud (Good Eating Habits for Good Health) is class in good nutrition for a healthy heart and for a healthy brain designed as a series of eight lessons. Lessons 1 through 4 may be conducted in one two-hour workshop session and lessons 5 through 8 in a second two-hour workshop session. The facilitator manuals may be downloaded here, including the materials necessary for making posters and participant handouts. The class is available in both Spanish and English. Buenos Hábitos Alimenticios Para Una Buena Salud was developed by Dr. Poorni Otilingam. The development of the program was supported by NIH Grant No. P50 AG005142.

Otilingam, P., & Gatz, M. (2008). Development of a culturally-tailored heart + brain health-focused nutritional educational intervention: Buenos habitos alimenticios para una buena salud [Abstract]. Journal of Nutrition, Health, & Aging, 12, 425.

Otilingam, P.G., Gatz, M., Tello, E., Escobar, A.J., Goldstein, A., Torres, M., & Varma, R. (2015). Buenos habitos alimenticios para una buena salud: Evaluation of a nutrition education program to improve heart health and brain health in Latinas. Journal of Aging and Health, 27, 177-192.



Pretest Packet in English

Alzheimer's Disease Knowledge Scale

The Alzheimer’s Disease Knowledge Scale is 30-item, true/false scale takes approximately 5–10 min to complete and covers risk factors, assessment and diagnosis, symptoms, course, life impact, caregiving, and treatment and management. It was developed by Washington University ADRC and USC ADRC.

Carpenter, B.D., Balsis, S., Otilingam, P.G., Hanson, P.K., & Gatz, M. (2009). The Alzheimer’s Disease Knowledge Scale: Development and psychometric properties. Gerontologist, 49, 236-247.

Fotonovela on Dementia: Recuerdos Olvidados - Forgotten Memories

A Fotonovela on dementia, Recuerdos Olvidados [Forgotten Memories], was developed by University of Southern California Alzheimer Disease Research Center in collaboration with USC’s School of Pharmacy. Each booklet includes both Spanish and English text. An audio-visual version is also available in Spanish and in English. The focus of the story is describing early signs of dementia and encouraging families to seek assessment and diagnosis.



Recuerdos Olvidados

Forgotten Memories



Recuerdos Olvidados - Forgotten Memories Audio-visual links:


"Forgotten Memories" - Full Version

"Forgotten Memories" - Episode 1: 'There's Something Wrong with Memo'

"Forgotten Memories" - Episode 2: 'Why is Memo Acting Strange?'

"Forgotten Memories" - Episode 3: 'Memo Agrees to See a Doctor'




"Recuerdos Olvidados" - Full Version

"Recuerdos Olvidados" - 1er Episodio: 'Hay Algo Mal Con Memo'

"Recuerdos Olvidados" - 2o Episodio: '¿Por Qué Memo Está Actuando Extraño?'

"Recuerdos Olvidados" - 3er Episodio: 'Memo Acepta a Ver a un Médico'



Support for the project was provided by the USC School of Pharmacy, Forest Laboratories Inc., University of Southern California Good Neighbor Campaign, the National Association of Chain Drugstores, the Good Neighbor Pharmacy, Pfizer Inc., USC Dornsife College, and National Institute on Aging Grant No. P50 AG005142.