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Banner Sun Health Research Institute

10515 W Santa Fe Dr
Sun City, AZ 85351

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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.
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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.

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Classes and Events

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

BannerAlz- Shine Your Light Practice for Holiday Sing
December 13, 2023 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The season is not complete without music! Come sing with us as we prepare for our Holiday Community Sing! Shine Your Light invites people...

BannerAlz- Shine Your Light: A Holiday Community Sing
December 20, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

We’re making spirits bright with our holiday community sing where you’ll hear- and sing- all your favorites! Join Shine Your Light- a...

BannerAlz- Coffee Talk for People with Parkinson’s & Care Partners- In Person
December 22, 2023 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...

Meet our doctors at Banner Sun Health Research Institute

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Briana Auman, PsyD

4.8 out of 5.0

Sara Dhanani, MD

Movement Disorders Neurology
5 out of 5.0

Tessa Sweepe, LCSW

Social Work
5 out of 5.0

Lori Nisson, LCSW

Social Work
5 out of 5.0

Alexander Choi, MD

Movement Disorders Neurology
4.7 out of 5.0

Christine Belden, PsyD

4.8 out of 5.0

Marina Reade, FNP

Memory and Cognitive Disorders Neurology
5 out of 5.0

Alireza Atri, MD

Memory and Cognitive Disorders Neurology, Neurology
4.9 out of 5.0

Stephanie De Santiago, AGNP

Memory and Cognitive Disorders Neurology, Movement Disorders Neurology
4.9 out of 5.0

David Shprecher, DO

Movement Disorders Neurology
4.9 out of 5.0