Bill Gates Announces His Investment in Alzheimer’s Disease Research

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[…]

MADCC Wellness Initiative Receives Michigan Health Endowment Fund Grant

The Michigan Health Endowment Fund (Health Fund) has awarded more than $10 million dollars to 18 organizations and agencies across the state of Michigan with awards ranging from around $250,000 to $500,000. The awards span the entire state of Michigan and were made through two programs: Healthy Aging, and Special Projects & Emerging Ideas. The Health Fund’s 2017 Healthy Aging Initiative[…]

Advances in Health and Aging Research Across the Translational Spectrum: A Multi-University Research Symposium

The University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University have teamed up to present “Advances in Health and Aging Research Across the Translational Spectrum”, a research symposium. The event is sponsored by The University of Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center, The Michigan Older Americans Independence Center,[…]

A Step Closer to a “Simple, Cheap Blood Test” to Diagnose Alzheimer’s?

For years, clinicians and scientists have been searching for a reliable, accessible and inexpensive test that can help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This would help pair proper treatment to each disease and identify patients in the earliest phases who then might qualify for clinical trials to find disease-slowing therapy. Existing options,[…]

Fighting Financial Fraud by Katherine Lee

“As many as one in 10 Americans age 60 and older who live independently may have experienced some type of abuse, including financial mistreatment, according to the 2010 National Elder Mistreatment Study, a survey of 5,777 older adults funded by the National Institute of Justice.” “Older adults may also not report financial abuse for fear[…]