The University of Michigan Older Americans Independence Center (UM OAIC; directed by Dr. Raymond Yung), in collaboration with the Michigan Alzheimer Disease Core Center (MADCC; directed by Dr. Henry Paulson), will be hosting our annual research retreat entitled “Human Research Across the Translational Spectrum: from the Lab to the Real World” in Ann Arbor at[…]
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 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[…]
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[…]
Bill and I married on the island of St. John in February 1999. A second marriage for both with seven adult children between us. Bill was a lawyer by schooling and a banker by profession. We loved our new blended family and together enjoyed many seasonal activities afforded us in northern Michigan. We shared and[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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%.