Many people experience changes with memory as they get older. Some changes are normal, while other changes may be a sign of a memory loss disorder. It is important to understand the difference. If changes in memory or thinking are affecting every day functioning, a comprehensive evaluation is recommended.
What does your diagnosis mean and what’s next? Understanding symptoms related to a particular diagnosis can help individuals and families cope with changes and plan for the future. Help is available along your journey.
Partnering with other institutions, community organizations and local churches allows us to share what we know about dementia risk factors among minority groups, including African Americans and Hispanics. Making healthy lifestyle choices may help reduce the prevalence of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke, which are significant risk factors for developing memory loss and dementia.
A variety of U-M services are offered to help individuals with memory loss and families cope with changes in memory or thinking at the time of diagnosis and beyond.
Join us in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Many U-M departments and programs offer opportunities to participate in innovative research studies. People living with memory loss or dementia, care partners, and healthy volunteers are needed for study participation.
The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center conducts and supports innovative memory and aging research studies. If you wish to learn more about MADC research and our investigators, please visit our research page.
The MADC Wellness Initiative seeks to ease the stress associated with care-partnering and living with memory loss. How? By offering wellness programs, training, and direct support.