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Michigan Alzheimer’s events announced

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.

Upcoming featured events include:

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

— The Latest Updates in Alzheimer’s Disease Research with Scott Roberts, Ph.D., Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University of Michigan, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, May 19, and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern time Friday, May 21.

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

— Dementia Super Saturday Series, 10 to 11:45 a.m. Eastern time Saturday, June 12, 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 a wide 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 Museum, 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, go online to alz.org/gmc/virtual, send an email to helplinegmc@alz.org or call the association’s 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900.

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