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The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program provides ongoing care for patients with a dementia diagnosis. Call 310-319-3222 to learn more about dementia care at UCLA Health.

The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program


Meet Our Team


Director/Lead Physician

David B. Reuben, MD

David B. Reuben, MD

Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Reuben is Director, Multicampus Program in Geriatrics Medicine and Gerontology and Chief, Division of Geriatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Health Sciences. He is the Archstone Foundation Chair and Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Director of the UCLA Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care program.


Dementia Care Specialists

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Winnila May Q. Escalante, NP

Dementia Care Specialist

Winnila May Escalante graduated from the University of the City of Manila in Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2005. She then moved to the United States and worked in the inpatient setting as a bedside nurse handling the adult and geriatric population. In 2014, she completed her Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) with an Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) specialty at Azusa Pacific University.

Leslie C. Evertson, NP

Leslie C. Evertson, NP

Lead Dementia Care Specialist

Dr. Leslie Evertson has been serving as lead Dementia Care Specialist for the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care (ADC) program since 2012 and is a geriatric nurse practitioner with experience in primary and long term care. She graduated from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Beth-El College of Nursing as an Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and Forensic Clinical Nurse Specialist and obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the Northern California State University Consortium.

Michelle T. Panlilio, NP

Michelle T. Panlilio, NP

Dementia Care Specialist

Dr. Michelle Panlilio has been a Dementia Care Specialist in the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program since 2013. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in nursing from Mount St. Mary's College and completed her Master's and Doctoral Degree from UCLA. Prior to joining the ADC Program, Dr. Panlilio worked in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Dermatology, and clinical research trials about Alzheimer's Disease. While Dr. Panlilio sees patients in the Westwood and Santa Monica offices.

Kemi I. Reeves, NP

Kemi I. Reeves, NP

Dementia Care Specialist

Kemi Reeves has worked within the UCLA Division of Geriatrics as a Nurse Practitioner since 2010 within the Post-Acute Program in Santa Monica and helped to develop the UCLA Geriatric Program in the Northwest Corridor of Los Angeles. Kemi’s areas of clinical interest include Dementia, Geriatric Psychiatry, Quality Improvement, Post-Acute/Skilled Nursing Facility Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, as well as Transitions of Medical Care.


Dementia Care Assistants

Andrea Centeno, MS - Dementia Care Assistant

Andrea Centeno

Dementia Care Assistant

Andrea Centeno received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Gerontology and Master of Science degree in Health Policy and Management from Mount St. Mary's University. Andrea has experience working in long-term care/skilled nursing and in non-profit settings. She enjoys working in dementia care and aims to assist patients and caregivers wherever she can.

Jagrup Kaur, Dementia Care Assistant at UCLA Health

Jagrup Kaur

Dementia Care Assistant

Jagrup received her bachelor's degree from India and is currently pursuing her master's in Public Health. Jagrup has been working in the geriatric department for four years at UCLA. She is passionate about working with the geriatric population and her goal is to create a positive impact on those living with dementia.

Katherine Molina, Dementia Care Assistant at UCLA Health

Katherine Molina

Dementia Care Assistant

Katherine Molina will be completing her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Fall 2021. She has experience working in behavioral health assisting clients in crisis and assisting them with coordination of their care. She is passionate about helping patients and families find solutions to meeting their goals of care.