Research links handgrip strength to cognitive functioning

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[…]

Welcome to our new class of junior investigator mentees

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.[…]

Newly published research uses Center data

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[…]

Announcing the recipients of the annual Isadore Mezey travel award

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[…]

Welcome, Ashley Miller, Wellness Coordinator!

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,[…]

Newly published research by Dr. Deborah Levine

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[…]

Announcing a new LBD support group in West Bloomfield

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[…]