Members of the Michigan Dementia Coalition have expertise in many different areas, and some of us offer public presentations in our individual professional capacities. The Coalition members on this page have volunteered to serve as a Speakers Bureau regarding dementia-related topics in Michigan.
If you would like to invite a member of our Speakers Bureau make a presentation to your organization, please contact the speaker directly to find out their availability and make arrangements. Their email addresses are listed underneath their names. Please include "MDC Speaker Request" in the subject line of the email you send.
Please note that these presentations are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. No products or services are permitted to be offered for sale during these presentations.
Also please note: Due to COVID-19, presentations are currently virtual only.
Issue areas are color-coded below:
Science & Research
Diverse Audiences & Populations
Advance Care & Financial Planning
Dementia Friendly Communities
Sheria G. Robinson-Lane, PhD, MSN, MHA, RN
Courtney A. Polenick, PhD
Lisa Dedden Cooper is Manager of Advocacy for AARP Michigan and Co-Chair of the Michigan Dementia Coalition.
Issue Areas: Dementia 101, Caregiving
Barry Kaufman has been living with Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) for the past 9 years. He retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and is an active participant in LBD research and support groups.
What is LBD?
Issue Areas: Dementia 101, Science & Research, Lived Experience