Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are limiting in-person activities to research studies that received reactivation approval through the U-M Office of Research. Most study teams will continue to hold visits virtually or by telephone. All community events, wellness programs, and support groups will meet virtually at this time. For specific inquiries, please give us a call directly at 734-936-8803.
Want to share your caregiving story? Erin Ice, a PhD student in the U-M School of Sociology, is recruiting family caregivers for a focus group to discuss how they have managed moments of transition and crisis. During the focus group, participants will talk about how they sought help and how other family members were involved.[…]
Dr. John-Paul Taylor Presented 5th Annual Carl Rinne Lewy Body Dementia Initiative Professional Lecture in December
We were thrilled to have Dr. John-Paul Taylor present the 5th annual Carl Rinne Lewy Body Dementia Initiative’s professional lecture late last year as part of the University of Michigan Neurology Department’s Grand Rounds series. Dr. Taylor, Professor of Translational Dementia Research at Newcastle University, presented “Diamonds are forever: an overview of the UK Diamond-Lewy study”.[…]
We are pleased to announce our next quarter of virtual community events. Registration is now open. Details below. We hope you’ll join us! Dementia, Health, and the Black Family Caregiver: Towards a Novel InterventionPresented by Dr. Sheria Robinson-Lane of the University of Michigan School of NursingFebruary 23, 20212:00 – 3:30PM Registration is required here. Successful[…]
On December 28, the Alzheimer’s Association reported that Congress signed a $300 million increase in federal Alzheimer’s and dementia research funding. With this increase, dementia research spending now reaches $3.1 billion annually. Ten years ago, the federal government was investing just $448 million annually in research. The momentum gained over the past decade has been[…]
8 Days of Meditation on the 8’s Jan 8, 2021 at 8:00AM – Jan 15, 2021 at 8:00PM Join us from the comfort of your home for a lightly facilitated mindful meditation each morning and night for 30 minutes. This retreat is suitable for beginners and those with previous meditation experience. This retreat is free[…]
Last month, we were pleased to share that the amyloid plaque targeted drug was being brought to a FDA advisory committee review. The drug was unfortunately not recommended for approval by this advisory committee. This decision comes with mixed feelings across the field. The Alzheimer’s Association plans to continue to advocate for approval. Please stay[…]
The Wellness Initiative will begin a themed exploration of grief from January – June 2021. Following the insights in the newly released book, “Opening to Grief: Finding Your Way from Loss to Peace” by Claire Willis and Marnie Crawford Samuelson, we will explore the reflections and pilot the ways which work best for you. This may include[…]
Professionals, did you miss our December Clinical-Pathological Correlation Conference? A recording is available
On December 4, 2020, we hosted our bimonthly Clinical-Pathological Correlation Conference. This conference was presented by Drs. Roger Albin, Bruno Giordani, and Yelena Fudym. If you missed the event, a recording is available here.