Learning Opportunities


Throughout the month of October, AARP is offering a FREE 4-part virtual series entitled Disrupt Dementia every Thursday from 11:00-noon ET. MDC Co-Chair Lisa Dedden Cooper is the host of this series, and guest experts will include several of our MDC Steering Committee members. For questions, contact LCooper@AARP.org. To register for any or all of these sessions, visit www.AARPMI.org/disrupt2023.

Beginning October 19 through November 16, the National Council of Dementia Minds, which includes several of our Michigan Dementia Coalition members, is offering a FREE 5-part virtual series on Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00pm ET. For questions, contact Brenda Roberts at Brenda@DementiaMinds.org. To register for any or all of these sessions, visit https://dementiaminds.org/events/doctors-with-dementia-webinars/


The voices, stories, expertise and passions of many of our Michigan Dementia Coalition members are featured on this inspiring and informative new podcast by Patrick Dunn of Second Wave Media:

Michigan's State of Health Podcast 

Changing the Conversation 

About Dementia


Michigan Dementia Coalition member Donovan Maust of University of Michigan has a podcast called Minding Memory with fellow professor Matthew Davis. Learn more here: 



Voices of Dementia: The Secrets of Our Success

You can still watch a recording of this May 3, 2022, event.

MDC Steering Committee members Lisa Dedden Cooper, Barry Kaufman and Brenda Roberts participated in an inspiring conversation with people who have been living well with different types of dementia for 5, 8, 10 and 12 years. Learn what strategies they've used to continue to live a life filled with meaning, purpose, and joy. 

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Today Was A Good Day

A documentary by Tight Knit - a project of the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation

"Today Was A Good Day" is a beautiful 25-minute window into the day-to-day life of caring for a loved one living with dementia. It features three Southeastern Michigan residents who have taken on the many roles and responsibilities of caring for a parent living with dementia, along with Dr. Paula Duren, founder of Universal Dementia Caregivers. Learn more about Tight Knit at TightKnit.org.