The Center speaks out about Juneteenth

June 17, 2020 Despite its importance to the history of the United States, the Juneteenth holiday is not familiar to many. June 19th, or Juneteenth, commemorates the end of legal slavery in the United States. Specifically, this date represents the day in 1865 on which Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, arrived in[…]

Black Lives Matter Statement

June 5, 2020 Over the past few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has placed enormous stress on our country, exposing deep societal inequities. It is against this background that the sad and shocking events of the past week laid bare the systemic racism in our country. While the police killing of George Floyd has affected us[…]

Wellness Initiative expands programs in 2020

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[…]

Bored at home? Check out these activities happening online

The Detroit Zoo offers a live stream of the North American River Otter habitat, and the San Diego Zoo has live cameras of penguins, pandas, tigers, and more. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra offers online performances with pre-recorded and live options. The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center offers online tours of current exhibits. TimeSlips, founded by MacArthur[…]

Virtual exercise videos now on our resource page

Regular exercise is a proven technique to maintain brain health. We share a variety of virtual exercise programs from organizations across the web on our resource page here. Dancing, balance and strength training, seat gymnastics, and workouts of various lengths are all available. Let’s get moving!

Educational videos now available on our YouTube page

We compiled a library of our faculty’s educational presentations on our YouTube page. During this time of increased time at home, we’d like to bring this to your attention, should you have interest in learning more about brain health, dementia research from last year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles, or a presentation from[…]