We are pleased to welcome Melissa Armstrong, MD, MSc this fall for our 4th annual Carl Rinne Lewy Body Dementia Initiative lectures. Dr. Armstrong will present to faculty, residents, and medical students at the 4th annual Rinne Lewy Body Dementia Initiative lecture in conjunction with the University of Michigan’s Neurology Grand Rounds. She will also[…]
“This was something important to our dad, hence, very important to us that we help make it happen, as he wished,” Bonnie shares with Matthew Perkins, Michigan Brain Bank Coordinator. Bonnie’s father, David, passed just last year, but had signed up for the brain donation program some 15 years earlier at the onset of his[…]
The Michigan Dementia Coalition is a statewide group of more than 120 individuals from nearly 65 organizations that work to improve quality of life for Michigan residents living with dementia and their families. Our Center has contributed to the work of the Coalition for several years and our very own Dr. Scott Roberts serves as[…]
Our Center has a strong emphasis on recruiting underrepresented minorities into dementia research. We are pleased to have launched a Detroit Advisory Group this year, to promote recruitment of African Americans in the metro Detroit area. The Detroit Advisory Group is led by Center Associate Director, Dr. Bruno Giordani, Center Junior Investigator, Dr. Lenette Jones,[…]
Nature is all around us. We interact with it on a daily basis, though often mindlessly and with little intention. It’s a fairly new discipline to look at nature for its power in wellbeing and illness. Our Center’s own Caregiver Wellness Initiative has been practicing this connection between health and nature since its inception in[…]
Bonnie is no stranger to dementia. Her grandmother faced a 15-year journey with the disease that came to a close in 1995. Her mother faced undiagnosed memory loss for several years before suddenly passing in 2011. And her father, David, lived with dementia for 15 years before passing away last summer. Each of these journeys[…]
In a state where many health care professionals have never heard of Lewy body dementia, one of the most critical aims of the Carl Rinne Lewy Body Dementia Initiative is to educate health care professionals and build public awareness of Lewy body dementia (LBD) across Michigan. Members of the Rinne LBD[…]
Since 1975, we have been pleased to partner with and have the support of Michigan Fraternal Order of Eagles chapters across the state. This past year, we were thrilled to be selected by longtime partner, Linda Day, Madame President of the Michigan State Auxiliary, as the recipient of their 2019 philanthropy. We could not be[…]
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%.