We ask for your help in gathering important information for our area as it relates to experiences as a family caregiver. You may already be aware of how we are working closely with our outreach partners at Michigan State University Extension Services and the Wayne State Institute of Gerontology to improve the delivery and availability of[…]
As part of our Center’s annual pilot project program, Dr. Sami Barmada and his team identified a potential therapeutic target for neurodegenerative conditions, including ALS and Frontotemporal dementia. ALS and Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are similar in both pathology and genetics, and researchers have long known that most people with ALS and FTD accumulate deposits of[…]
We are thrilled to announce the third annual professionals-focused Beyond Amyloid Research Symposium taking place on June 19 in Grand Rapids. The Symposium will be hosted by Michigan State University. We welcome keynote speakers Russell Swerdlow, MD, Director of the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Linda Van Eldik, PhD, Director of the University[…]
Julia Gerson recounts her experience: As a REC mentee I had the opportunity to travel to NIH to participate in a mock study section and attend the 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias Summit with other REC mentees representing each Alzheimer’s Disease Center. This is the first year the NIH has provided this opportunity to young[…]
In March, Dr. Navid Seraji joined the recently funded Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease (MCCFAD) to present on the science and myths behind the most popular dementia headlines. MCCFAD is focused on educating and cultivating research participation from underrepresented minorities, specifically Arab American and Latinx groups. Our Center was thrilled to partner[…]
The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center is committed to promoting the advancement of dementia research skills in junior faculty through the provision of training resources. Established with the generous support of the Chawla family, the Isadore & Margaret Mezey award will pay for travel expenses for three junior investigators associated with their participation in national or[…]
31st Annual Mental Health & Aging Conference May 14 – 15, 2019 Kellogg Center, East Lansing Please join us at the upcoming Mental Health & Aging conference in Lansing on May 14 and 15. In addition to a variety of aging-related topics, Dr. Sue Maixner will be leading a workshop with two of our Rinne[…]
The Rinne Lewy Body Dementia Initiative is proud to expand into northern Michigan, now offering two additional LBD support groups in Boyne City and Harbor Springs. These groups will begin in May and will offer meetings specifically for caregivers and family members of those living with LBD. We are incredibly thankful to Mary Whitlock, wife[…]
Faculty & Investigators
Partnering for a Purpose
Michigan State University
Wayne State University
Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research
NIH Institute on Aging
Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Claude D Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers
School of Nursing Health Analytic Collaboratory
University of Michigan Key Links
U-M Department of Neurology
U-M School of Public Health
U-M Department of Psychiatry
U-M School of Social Work
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%.