Established at the University of Michigan Health System and based in the Department of Neurology, the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC) aims to
- Conduct and support research on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders;
- Promote state-of-the-art care and wellness for individuals and families affected by memory loss;
- Increase dementia awareness through collaborative education and outreach efforts.
Our Center goals are guided by an Internal Advisory Board and a Community Advisory Board. To reach our goals, we
- Support recruitment for memory and aging research. If you wish to learn more, visit our Research page.
- Connect interested volunteers to research opportunities. If you wish to learn more, visit our Join a Study page.
- Assist callers through the U-M Memory Connection advice line. If you have questions about memory loss, please call
(734) 936-8803. If you wish to learn more, visit the Memory Connection page.
- Provide programs focusing on whole-body health and well-being through our Wellness Initiative. If you wish to learn more, visit our Live Well page.
- Collaborate with three local chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association to enhance our community outreach through education programs. If you wish to learn more, visit our Education page.
University of Michigan Memory Connection
Inspired by donor support, the MADC is committed to building partnerships across the University campus and throughout the community. We encourage resource sharing across partnerships to build greater research and community programs. The University of Michigan (U-M) Memory Connection program was developed in collaboration with U-M departments and institutions who share this common goal. Together, we seek to help patients, families and professionals connect to memory loss or dementia programs, services and research opportunities in a supportive and efficient manner. In doing so, we can learn from those we help. If a gap in the connection is identified, we hope to build a bridge to improve service delivery and program opportunities.