The Detroit Zoo offers a live stream of the North American River Otter habitat, and the San Diego Zoo has live cameras of penguins, pandas, tigers, and more. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra offers online performances with pre-recorded and live options. The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center offers online tours of current exhibits. TimeSlips, founded by MacArthur[…]
Regular exercise is a proven technique to maintain brain health. We share a variety of virtual exercise programs from organizations across the web on our resource page here. Dancing, balance and strength training, seat gymnastics, and workouts of various lengths are all available. Let’s get moving!
We know that caregivers are going through some unique challenges due to COVID-19. As a result, we’ve crafted some social media content specific to the caregiver experience. We will be posting these illustrations, created by Laura’s daughter, Lana Oeschger, over the coming weeks. If you don’t currently follow us on Facebook, now might be a[…]
May 1, 2020 As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope that you are all staying safe and well. To continue to protect our many audiences, all of our Center’s in-person activities have been suspended for the foreseeable future. Further details about the status of, and future development of, specific activities are listed[…]
We compiled a library of our faculty’s educational presentations on our YouTube page. During this time of increased time at home, we’d like to bring this to your attention, should you have interest in learning more about brain health, dementia research from last year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles, or a presentation from[…]
Dr. Benjamin Combs, Research Assistant Professor at Michigan State University, was awarded a Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Program (PRARP) Convergence Science Research Award from the Department of Defense for his project “Tau toxicity and retrograde axonal transport.” Dr. Combs will use transgenic mouse models and primary neuron cell culture[…]
Aerobic Exercise Training Linked to Enhanced Brain Function in Adults at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease
“Research shows that aerobic exercise has been associated with reduced burden of brain and cognitive changes related to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). However, it is unknown whether exercise training in individuals who have a risk for AD, but are not yet showing symptoms, improves outcomes associated with AD. This study team investigated the effect of 26 weeks[…]
NIH-funded study reports advance in blood-based detection of ptau181, a biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease
The National Institute of Health debuted a press release on March 2 following the study’s findings being published in Nature Medicine the same day. The study reported an advance in the development of a blood test to detect pathological Alzheimer’s disease for people displaying dementia symptoms. The study was led by researchers at the University of California, San[…]
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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%.