The University of Michigan Older Americans Independence Center (UM OAIC; directed by Dr. Raymond Yung), in collaboration with the Michigan Alzheimer Disease Research Center (MADRC; directed by Dr. Henry Paulson), will be hosting our annual research retreat on the topic of “Aging and Disease: The Biogerontology Interface”, in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan[…]
In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan chapter, Center researchers will be presenting at two upcoming events in March. Both events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Maureen O’Reilly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-996-1050. We hope you’ll join us!
It’s been a busy fall and winter at the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center. We launched a fundraising campaign, funded four research projects with our Pilot Project program, supported the growing need for male involvement in dementia research, and made many new research discoveries. We invite you to read more about our recent work in our[…]
As the prevalence of dementia continues to grow, so does the prevalence of family caregivers. Family caregivers experience many unique challenges including lack of pay, the burden of providing care while oftentimes still working themselves, the emotional burden brought on by changes in family relationship dynamics, and more. In fact, according to the Alzheimer’s Association[…]
Neuromodulation is an exciting new tool that may improve thinking (i.e., memory) abilities in those with different types of dementia. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a specific type of neuromodulation that uses weak electric currents to alter activity within a particular brain region or network. tDCS has been shown to be safe and well-tolerated[…]
As a result of our ongoing research, the Center published over 20 new research findings in the last year. Faculty affiliated with the Center span from lab bench science to clinical research. As a result, our discoveries and advancements contribute to the true diversity of the dementia field. To briefly summarize a few of our[…]
Nationally, men are dramatically underrepresented in dementia research. This is also reflected locally as men comprise only 32% of the research population at the Center. Having a diverse cohort of research participants, reflective of the entire population, is critical in building a strong evidence base for treatment and care. At the Center, we’ve made it[…]
As a statewide Center, one of our key goals is to expand dementia education and research across Michigan. We succeeded in educating diverse areas of Michigan—traveling to speaking engagements on the east and west shores, rural areas in the middle, and even the Upper Peninsula. Despite this success in widespread education, up until a few[…]