Michigan State University Alzheimer's Alliance

The Alzheimer’s Alliance is a designated Center in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. The Center is built upon Michigan State University faculty united by interests in Alzheimer’s research. The mission of the Alzheimer’s Alliance is research leading to the prevention, treatment and cure of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The Alliance’s goal is to bring together laboratory and clinical researchers from throughout the West Michigan region to increase overall research activity and bring interventional clinical trials to this region.

Through the Alliance, practitioners from local health care systems, and non-profit organizations have united with researchers to find innovative means of improving the diagnosis, treatment and care of individuals living with dementia.

The present activities of the Alliance include:

  • Facilitating interventional clinical trials to prevent or treat dementia
  • Providing low barrier of entry memory screening to permit early diagnosis and treatment of dementia
  • Supporting caregivers, health care professionals and first responders with education programs for recognizing and assisting older adults with cognitive impairments
  • Developing a Center for Aging Brain C.A.R.E. (Clinical Assessment, Research and Education) containing a broad range of services for those living with dementia and their families

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