On Thursday, April 12th, Dr. Benjamin Hampstead, PhD, ABPP/CN, was invited to Port Huron by the Dementia and Alzheimer’s Resource Committee to present a Research Update and to share about research opportunities at the local, national, and international level with community members in St. Clair County. Dr. Hampstead is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry and[…]
The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center is proud to be designated a Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Research Center of Excellence by the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA). The LBDA, the leading advocacy group dedicated to raising awareness and advancing research about LBD, announced this week the launch of the LBDA Research Centers of Excellence (RCOE). This[…]
It is with great pleasure that we announce our new Junior Investigator mentees joining the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center (MADCC): DeAnnah Byrd, PhD, Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology; Julia E. Gerson, PhD, University of Michigan Department of Neurology; Lenette Jones, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, University of Michigan School of Nursing; Rohit Marawar, MD, Wayne[…]
Second Annual Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center Research Symposium, Beyond Amyloid: Call For Abstracts
The MADCC is hosting the second annual MADCC research symposium, Beyond Amyloid! The keynote speakers will be Dr. Charles DeCarli, MD, Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center, UC Davis presenting on “Vascular Risk and Aβ Interaction: Reducing Cortical Thickness in AD Vulnerable Brain Regions” and Dr. Caleb Finch, PhD–ARCO/William F. Kieschnick Professor Neurobiology of Aging, USC presenting[…]
Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s Isadore & Margaret Mezey Junior Investigator Travel Award Competition
The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center is pleased to announce the launch of the Isadore & Margaret Mezey Junior Investigator Travel Award competition. The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center is committed to promoting the advancement of dementia research skills through the provision of training resources. This award will pay for travel expenses associated with participation in national or international conferences focusing[…]
We are pleased to announce that the Associate Director of the MADC, Dr. Bruno Giordani, has been chosen as the senior director of The Mary A. Rackham Institute beginning this year. Dr. Giordani is also a Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Psychology at the University of Michigan and Adjunct Professor of Nursing. He is currently[…]
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[…]
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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
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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%.