A new clinical trials consortium funded by the National Institutes of Health is expected to accelerate and expand studies for therapies in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The infrastructure of 35 sites across the United States — called the Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial Consortium (ACTC) — will address the timeframe, complexity, and expense of the recruitment[…]
The MADC bi-annual print newsletter “Mind Matters” is now out. Read about our center’s progress and changes that have occurred this past year including a new grant for our wellness initiative that will help to spread wellness resources for caregivers across Michigan, the successful launch of a new program for individuals with dementia based off of[…]
Submit an abstract to present at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), the world’s premier dementia forum. Share your work with world-renowned basic and clinical researchers, early career investigators, clinicians and the care research community as part of the global meeting to advance dementia research. Submit your work today and help shape the 2018 conference[…]
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center Pilot Project Program 2018-2019 competition. Click on the link below to view more information. Thank you! Internal Submission Deadline: Monday, January 15, 2018 Award Cycle: 2018-2019 Discipline/Subject Area: Neurology/dementia Funding Available: 35,000.00 Description: The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC) announces the availability[…]
The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center (MADCC) is pleased to announce openings in its MADCC Mentoring Program for Junior Investigators (MMPJI). The MMPJI has 2 aims. One, providing junior investigators entering the field of dementia research with a broad education about contemporary dementia research. Two, providing junior investigators with mentoring by experienced investigators in developing[…]
The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation supports an early career pilot project that tests new ideas about the causes an treatment of dementia disorders. Emphasis is given to projects that link researchers from across the MADCC’s three universities, and researchers are encouraged to think broadly and creatively to pursue areas of inquiry[…]
Founder of the University of Michigan Carl Rinne Lewy Body Dementia Initiative Loses Battle with ALS
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that the founder of the University of Michigan Carl Rinne Lewy Body Dementia Initiative, Tamara Real, lost her battle with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) on November 16, 2017. She died peacefully at home surrounded by loving friends and caregivers. Tamara had a lifelong passion for[…]
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, Bill Gates, has recently decided to invest in Alzheimer’s disease research! “I first became interested in Alzheimer’s because of its costs—both emotional and economic—to families and healthcare systems. What I’ve heard from researchers, academics, funders, and industry experts makes me hopeful that we can substantially alter the course of Alzheimer’s if[…]
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By 2025, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s dementia will increase by 35%.
32% of people age 85 and older have Alzheimer’s dementia.
Approximately 40% of family caregivers of people with dementia suffer from depression.
By 2025, total Medicaid costs for people in Michigan age 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias will increase by almost 30%.