Dr. Sheria Robinson-Lane, a current junior investigator mentee of our Center, recently co-authored a publication on the topic of handgrip strength and aging Americans. The article concluded that the measurement of handgrip strength is a simple method for helping healthcare providers determine poorer cognitive functioning. Results of the study reinforce the need to include this[…]
We are pleased to welcome our next class of junior investigator mentees as part of our Research Education Component (REC). We had an exceptional amount of applications this cycle, and as a result, extended the mentorship program to seven mentees. These investigators span from the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University.[…]
Donna Tjandra and her team at the University of Michigan Division of Computer Science and Engineering discovered that electronic health records-based criteria can be used to efficiently identify patients with probable Alzheimer’s disease perhaps decades before onset of the disease. Data from our Center contributed to this study’s findings. More information about this study can[…]
We are 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 international conferences focusing on[…]
The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center would like to introduce you to our new Wellness Coordinator, Ashley Miller. Ashley received her Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and her Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Behavior and Health Education in 2016 and 2018 respectively, both at the University of Michigan. As a part of her Master’s degree program,[…]
Dr. Deborah Levine and colleagues recently published “Mild Cognitive Impairment and Receipt of Treatments for Acute Myocardial Infarction in Older Adults.” Providers and patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may overestimate the risk of dementia in patients with MCI leading to potential under-treatment. Dr. Levine looked specifically at over 600 adults, aged 65+ with MCI[…]
We were thrilled to participate in two annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s this fall with the Alzheimer’s Association – one in Metro Detroit and one in Ann Arbor. Both gathered great community involvement, we were pleased to have raised $8,000 to contribute to a world without Alzheimer’s.
We are pleased to announce a new Lewy body dementia support group coming to West Bloomfield in October. Separate groups will be available for those living with LBD and caregivers or family members of someone with LBD. The group will meet on the fourth Thursday of every month from 2:00-3:30pm at Jewish Family Service of[…]
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%.