A free public gathering at Silverado Senior Living Thursday, Feb. 17 will highlight community efforts and medical research benefiting patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. Mary M. Kenan, a psychologist with the Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Baylor College of Medicine, will briefly discuss the center's involvement in ongoing and future research initiatives. Kenan and other members of the ADMDC will be presented with a check supporting the work of the center.

The contribution is made from proceeds from the sale of "Sweet Memories," a desert cookbook compiled by family members of residents, friends, and staff of Silverado.

Silverado Senior Living in Sugarland is a specialty Alzheimer's community which provides care for residents with memory impairment. BCM's ADMDC is a clinical care and research center known internationally for contributions in the field of Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, treatment, and education.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. at Silverado Senior Living in Sugarland, 1221 7th St. For more information, call 281-277-1221.