Learning Opportunities


Strategies to Address Social Isolation & Loneliness for People Living with Dementia &  Caregivers 

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Join the ACL-funded National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (NADRC) for their upcoming webinar where presenters will discuss the unique impact of dementia on social isolation and loneliness, tools for measuring these experiences, and common types of programs for addressing social isolation and loneliness among people living with dementia (PLWD) and their caregivers.

Melissa Hunter, MSW, Research Public Health Analyst, RTI International

Terri O’Herron, CDP, Dementia Hub Director, Oakwood Creative Care

NADRC webinars are free of charge and open to the public, although pre-registration is required. The webinars are recorded and will be available for future viewing on the NADRC website. Closed captioning is available during the webinar and will be included in the recording.

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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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Watch the recording on YouTube:



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.