Leading caregiver wellness with ‘Mindfulness-based Dementia Care’ course

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[…]

A new non-pharmacological intervention study for mild cognitive impairment

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[…]

Recent research discoveries by Center faculty

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[…]

Recruiting males to close the diversity gap in dementia research

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[…]

Now Accepting Applications to the Isadore & Margaret Mezey Travel Award Competition

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s Isadore & Margaret Mezey Junior Investigator Travel Award competition. Click on the link below to view more information. Please share with colleagues who may be interested.  Internal Submission Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2019 Award Cycle: 2019 Discipline/Subject Area: Promoting the advancement of[…]

Announcing the Recipients of the Mezey Travel Award

The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center is 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[…]