Learning Opportunities


Voices of Dementia: The Secrets of Our Success

You can still watch a recording of this May 3, 2002, 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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Do you listen to podcasts?

Michigan Dementia Coalition member Donovan Maust of University of Michigan has a podcast called Minding Memory with fellow professor Matthew Davis. Learn more here: https://www.uofmhealth.org/podcasts/minding-memory

Recordings from Past Events

Inside Dementia Minds

On July 15, 2021, MDC Steering Committee members Lisa Dedden Cooper and Brenda Roberts hosted a virtual conversation with 6 inspiring people who are each living with Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia or other types of neurocognitive disorders. They are members of the National Council of Dementia Minds, a new nonprofit led by persons living with dementia with the vision to transform how the world views living with a neurocognitive disorder.

Watch a recording of the program HERE

Women and Brain Health

Why does dementia affect more women than men? This virtual event took place December 3, 2020, and featured Sarah Lenz Lock, AARP Senior VP and Executive Director of the Global Council on Brain Health; Dr. Kate Zhong, founder of the Brain Innovation Initiative at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas; and MDC member Laura Rice-Oeschger from the Wellness Initiative at the University of Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center. They discussed biological and social factors behind the gender disparity and practical steps women can take to improve their brain health and overall wellness.

Watch a recording of the program HERE

Women and Brain Health Expert Flyer 12.3.20.pdf

Disrupting Disparities in Dementia & Brain Health

A discussion of racial and ethnic disparities in the prevalence of dementia, stigma and bias, access to services, social determinants of health and more. This October 1, 2020, program was moderated by MDC Co-Chair Lisa Dedden Cooper and features MDC Steering Committee members Irving Vega PhD and Fei Sun Ph.D., MSW, along with Edna Rose PhD from the Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. You can watch a recording of the program by clicking on the following link (the program begins at about the 1:47 mark): facebook.com/watch/?v=333678907842731

Other Resources

Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

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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.