Matthew Perkins is the coordinator of the University of Michigan Brain Bank. The Michigan Brain Bank collects, stores, and distributes brain tissue to the scientific community to support research into a variety of neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, ALS, and bipolar disorder. This program, and other brain banks[…]
The MADC is proud to support innovative, high-impact research into new ideas about the causes and treatment of dementias through our Pilot Project Program. This program offers “kick-starter” research funding to younger investigators at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, and Veteran Affairs Ann Arbor Health System so that they can[…]
Faculty and junior investigators of the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center are heading to the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference (AAIC) this weekend in Chicago, IL. AAIC is the world’s largest international conference focused on Alzheimer’s and dementia research. Our team has a large presence at the event with 23 faculty and junior investigators being represented[…]
The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease recently published the work of Data & Statistical Core leader, Hiroko Dodge and Junior Investigator, Jiayu Zhou, among others. Their paper, ”The added value of diffusion MRI in evaluating mild cognitive impairment: a multicohort validation,” investigated MRI’s role in identifying healthy controls from those with mild cognitive impairment. Prior to[…]
The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center is thrilled to share the success of our Clinical Core leader, Dr. Benjamin Hampstead, in receiving a $4.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (R01 AG058724) to continue cutting-edge, non-pharmacologic intervention research on Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Hampstead’s research focuses on the utilization of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS):[…]
It’s been a busy spring for the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center. We published new research findings, received a new government grant, extended our state-wide reach through our 2nd annual Research Symposium with Wayne State University in Detroit, built promising connections in the community, and kicked off new research studies for your participation. We invite you[…]
In March, Database Administrator, Sherry Teboe, celebrated her 40th anniversary of University of Michigan employment. 28 of those years were employed by the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Sherry joined the Center in 1990, working in data entry and data cleaning. Over the years, she took on additional responsibilities, building databases, generating data reports, learning data[…]
The Isadore & Margaret Mezey Award Supports Two Junior Investigators Attending Alzheimer’s Association International Conference
The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center is committed to promoting the advancement of dementia research skills in junior faculty through the provision of training resources. Established with the generous support of the Mezey family, the Isadore & Margaret Mezey award will pay for travel expenses for two junior investigators associated with their participation in national or[…]
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Wayne State University
Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research
NIH Institute on Aging
Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Claude D Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers
School of Nursing Health Analytic Collaboratory
University of Michigan Key Links
U-M Department of Neurology
U-M School of Public Health
U-M Department of Psychiatry
U-M School of Social Work
10% of people age 65 and older have Alzheimer's Dementia.
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%.