Alzheimer’s Author, Patient to Give Free Lecture at UAMS

By David Robinson

Taylor’s lecture will be in the Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium (ground level) of the Institute on Aging, 629 Jack Stephens Drive. Free parking will be available at the Institute. The event is free, but registration is required by contacting Marsha Hines at (501) 526-6553 or

After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2001 at age 58, Taylor has become one of the most outspoken advocates for those with the disease. His book, “Alzheimer’s from the Inside Out,” is a collection of essays he’s written since his diagnosis. A book signing will follow his presentation. 

Taylor serves on the board of the Houston and Southeast Texas chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and has started more than 50 chat rooms worldwide for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their loved ones. Taylor is an articulate, thoughtful, intriguing and sometimes humorous speaker. He has spoken to thousands of physicians, health care providers and caregivers.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a new 540,000-square-foot hospital, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,652 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or