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.
In November, Dr. Sami Barmada, Angela Dobson Welch and Lyndon Welch Research Professor and Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Michigan, presented “When It’s Not Alzheimer’s.” If you missed his lecture, you can find a recording on our YouTube page here.
The A3-45 trial is researching the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication in people who might be at increased risk for developing memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The study is looking for people, age 55-80 years old, who have generally normal memory function in daily life, and who are not being treated for[…]
Each year, our team looks forward to gathering to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year, that support looks a little different. Our team members gathered independently, and with their families to support the Metro Detroit Walk to End Alzheimer’s in early September. With so much of our research taking place in Detroit,[…]
November is National Caregiving Month, and we are thrilled to have an initiative that supports dementia caregivers in so many ways. Our Wellness Initiative, which began in 2012 from anonymous donors, was initially created to support those caring for a family member living with memory loss. Caregiver programs have grown tremendously over the years and[…]
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Committee recommended that the new drug, aducanumab, not be approved by the FDA to treat Alzheimer’s disease on November 6, 2020. All are disappointed by this news, and the Alzheimer’s Association continues to advocate for its approval. As stated by the Alzheimer’s Association on November 6: In her[…]
Exploring the Use of Weighted Blankets as a Non-Pharmacologic Intervention for Home Dwelling Older Adults with Dementia We are delighted to support Melissa Harris, a PhD student at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, in a new research study. Ms. Harris is seeking participants living with dementia, that live together with their family caregiver[…]
The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s Data Core will be leading a workshop on “Scrubbing and Cleaning Sensitive Data” at the 2020 Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) annual symposium this November 10 at 2:45pm. Registration is required here. Our team will be presenting the following project: Before analysis, data must be retrieved, scrubbed of identifiable[…]
The racial inequities that have existed in our nation for hundreds of years have been brought to the surface again over the last few months. We at the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center recognize this nationwide problem, and are deeply committed to contributing to the solutions. Of our nearly 500-person cohort in the University of Michigan[…]