A Successful Walk to End Alzheimer’s Season

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,[…]

Announcing Caregiver Wellness Week

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 Latest News on Aducanumab

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[…]

New Research Studies Looking for Caregivers

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[…]

Data Core Leading Upcoming Workshop

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[…]