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Virtual programming to be offered by Alzheimer’s Association, University of Michigan

LANSING — The Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter will partner with the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University of Michigan to offer two research programs focused on the latest in Alzheimer’s research in May.

The Michigan chapter also will offer a variety of virtual education programs, social engagement programs and more than 100 support groups to Michigan residents in the coming months.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Dr. Roberts and the MADC on our upcoming research events and offer much-needed programs and support to Michigan residents,” said Jean Barnas, Alzheimer’s Association program services director. “Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s is a growing burden here in Michigan and across the nation. It’s so important that Michiganders know we’re here for them.”

Upcoming featured events include:

≤ 10 a.m. to noon, May 15: Dementia Super Saturday Series, Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research plus a Cooking Demo: Baked Kafta with Donna Jawad from MCCFAD

≤ 5-6:30 p.m., May 19: The Latest Updates in Alzheimer’s Disease Research with Scott Roberts, Ph.D., Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University of Michigan

≤ 10-11:30 a.m., May 21: The Latest Updates in Alzheimer’s Disease Research with Scott Roberts, Ph.D., Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University of Michigan

≤ 7-8:30 p.m., May 26: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research, Spanish-speaking presentation with Bingo Night

≤ 10-11:45 a.m., June 12: Dementia Super Saturday Series – Effective Communication Strategies, plus an Engaging in Meaningful Activities presentation

Additional upcoming education program offerings by the Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter include Protecting Your Brain While Living with HIV, 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s, Legal and Financial Planning, Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors, and much more.

Beyond that, the association will offer ab array of support groups and social engagement programs in May and June to provide support and help persons with dementia and their care partners find ways to remain socially active.

Partnering social engagement program institutions include The Henry Ford, the Detroit Zoo, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Historical Society and more.

To learn more about and register for free education programs, support groups and social engagement programs, visit alz.org/gmc/virtual, send an email to helplinegmc@alz.org or call the Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

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