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Banner Sun Health Research Institute

10515 W Santa Fe Dr
Sun City, AZ 85351

Hours Today: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Welcome

Located in the retirement community of Sun City, Arizona and serving the Sun Cities, Surprise, Peoria, and surrounding areas, the Banner Sun Health Research Institute conducts research, clinical care, prevention and education in both memory and movement disorders.  Since its founding in 1986, the work by our scientists and physicians has had a significant impact on generating ground-breaking research in these debilitating age-related diseases.

We specialize in: 

  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • Movement Disorders including Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, dystonia and tremors
  • Family and Community Services
  • Brain and Body Donation Program
  • Center for Healthy Aging Program
  • Support Groups

Learn more about Banner Sun Health Research Institute or donate to our program.

Getting Here

Hours At This Location
Monday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
About Us

The work by scientists and physicians at Banner Sun Health Research Institute (BSHRI) has had a significant impact on generating groundbreaking research, developing effective treatments and devising strategies for prevention of many diseases.

BSHRI, together with its Arizona consortium partners, has been designated by the National Institutes of Health as one of just 31 Alzheimer’s Disease Centers in the nation. In addition, the first state-sponsored Arizona Parkinson’s Disease Center was established at Banner Sun Health Research Institute. We are also home to The Center for Healthy Aging, which explores the multiple factors contributing to healthy aging to enhance the quality of life for older adults.

Being diagnosed with a memory or movement disorder is difficult for both patients and their loved ones. The Cleo Roberts Memory and Movements Disorders Center, located on the campus of Banner Sun Health Research Institute, provides compassionate and state-of-the-art care. The clinic makes available, when possible, all ongoing studies and investigational medications in the field of Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s disease. In addition, we provide support for the community through our lectures and support groups.

We help train the next generation of researchers through our summer and school-year internships. Banner Sun Health Institute contributes to research around the nation through its Brain and Body Donation Program, in which local residents donate their tissue upon death to science. More than 1,600 local residents have donated their brain or tissue through the program.

Patients and Visitors

Family and Community Services

Caring for a person with dementia/movement disorder takes ongoing education, support and mentoring. Family Community Services has designed classes and programs to meet your in-person, online, webinar/teleconference and select DVDs. Keep in mind that many of our programs are designed for caregivers, family and friends of the person with Dementia. We offer various programs that are free to the community and patient’s families on a monthly basis. Please visit our calendar of events to find out what programs/classes are being offered.

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Meet Our Doctors

Learn more about the doctors at this location.

Jessica Powell, PsyD

Psychology

Clinical Psychologist or Neuropsychologist (PhD or PsyD), Cleo Roberts Center
Empathy and caring are the cornerstones of my practice.

Tessa Sweepe, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Social Worker (MSW), Banner Alzheimer's Institute
I take the time to respond to the personal needs of each patient.

Stephanie De Santiago, AGNP

Adult Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner (NP), Banner Alzheimer's Institute
I deliver comprehensive, expert care in collaboration with each of my patients.

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Classes and Events

Join us for an upcoming class, event or support group.

Coffee Talk for People with Parkinson’s & Care Partners
April 03, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This is a group designed to provide camaraderie, socialization and support to people affected by Parkinson’s disease. If you or your spouse...

Early Memory Loss & Care Partner Support Group
April 07, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

No registration required. Early stage memory loss can present challenges as well as opportunities to live more effectively with a chronic...

As Dementia Progresses
April 08, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

As Dementia Progresses This class outlines the moderate to advanced stages of Alzheimer's disease/related dementias. Caregivers will learn...