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Dr. Kaye is Professor of Neurology and Biomedical Engineering at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). He directs the NIA - Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center at OHSU and the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He also directs ORCATECH - the Oregon Center for Aging and Technology. Dr. Kaye's research program has focused over the past two decades on the question of why some individuals remain protected from dementia at advanced ages while others succumb at much earlier times. In order to answer this question he has emphasized the high-risk population of people age 85 years or older (the "oldest old"). The centerpiece of his studies has been the ongoing Oregon Brain Aging Study, established in 1989. He currently leads a large NIH study using ubiquitous, unobtrusive technologies for assessment of elders in their homes to detect changes signaling cognitive decline is imminent.