Banner Sun Health Research Institute

10515 W Santa Fe Dr
Sun City, AZ 85351

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


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
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.

Learn more about:

Pierre Tariot, MD


Physician, Banner Alzheimers Institute
Empathy and caring are the cornerstones of my practice.

Tessa Sweepe, LCSW

Social Work

Social Worker, Cleo Roberts Center
I take the time to respond to the personal needs of each patient.

Alexander Choi, MD

Movement Disorders Neurology

Physician, Cleo Roberts Center
I view each patient interaction as the priority of my work, a space where I have the privilege to view the past and ongoing health condition to produce as much positive impact as I can. My career goal is to learn how individual differences in the course of neurological conditions like tremor, dystonia and Parkinson’s shape and transcend textbook medical knowledge so there is a true personalized medical approach. The trust placed in this therapeutic space, to be a physician in such moments and help people, is the reason why I undertook medical training and imbues meaning to my practice.

Classes and Events

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

Ambiguous Loss for Alzheimer’s disease: Living with Uncertainty- In Person
January 26, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

IN PERSON CLASS- PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR A MASK! Caregiver stress and burden sometimes may be misunderstood, with the real culprit being...