Wellness Initiative expands programs in 2020

We are pleased to announce that our Wellness Initiative is expanding. The Wellness Initiative, currently led by Laura Rice-Oeschger, LMSW, focuses on creating a community of resilient caregivers in the greater Ann Arbor area. Laura leads several groups for family caregivers of persons living with a dementia, including: Catching Your Breath, a free monthly program[…]

Dr. Lenette M. Jones receives prestigious research award from Midwest Nursing Research Society

Dr. Lenette M. Jones of the University of Michigan School of Nursing and a current junior investigator mentee of our Center was recently honored with the 2020 Harriet H. Werley New Investigator Award by the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS). The award was established to recognize the contribution of a new investigator who has conducted[…]

Michigan State University grows dementia research infrastructure in west Michigan

Our partners at Michigan State University in Grand Rapids are making great strides in the field. Dr. Dave Morgan, Professor of Translational Neuroscience at Michigan State University, was recruited two years ago to initiate a dementia clinical research operation in west Michigan. In doing so, he created the Alzheimer’s Alliance, a collaboration of faculty and[…]

Rare patient case presents new opportunity for Alzheimer’s treatment

A recent research article in Nature Medicine highlights a promising approach to Alzheimer’s treatments: genetics. Nicely summarized by the New York Times and other press outlets, the article shares the story of a 70-year-old woman who is just beginning to show symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. The surprise? She should have shown symptoms nearly three decades[…]

What should I know about clinical trials?

It’s been over 15 years since a new drug for Alzheimer’s disease hit the market (Memantine, also known by the brand name Namenda, in 2003). The race is on amongst researchers to find the next big discovery and ease the burden of this disease for patients and their families. New research findings are made every[…]

Grant builds upon THRIVE Network in partnership with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

We are pleased to announce that our Center, in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, has received a one-year planning grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to develop The Caregiver Resource Collaborative. This Collaborative will further the work of the THRIVE Network, a program created two years ago by Laura[…]

What’s new in research?

Recent research coming out of the University of Michigan has caught press headlines across the nation. The finding? Almost half of the 1,000 older adults surveyed, aged 50-64, in a 2018 study believed that they were likely to develop dementia. These findings stem from the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging, led by[…]