Speaker Series: New and Exciting Research at the Michigan ADRC
Tuesday September 27, 2022.
Our monthly Speaker Series provides educational information on a variety of dementia and caregiving related topics. Our target audience for this series is professionals who may work in dementia care and community members who may be interested in learning more. The goal of the series is to increase awareness around these topics and to provide a space to have questions answered.
To learn more and for future Speaker Series dates and topics, please visit alxheimers.med.umich.edu/events
CAPS Workshop: Methods of Ambulatory Assessment
Tuesday May 11th, 2021.
Advances in Big Data and New Data for Aging, NIA Aging Centers’ Collaborative Virtual Methods Workshop Series. A recording of this is event is available by clicking here
Stress & Health in Context: The Role of Negative Relationships
Wednesday April 28th, 2021.
As burgeoning literature shows, social ties are integral for health and survival. As Director of the Aging & Biospsychosocial Innovations Program at ISR, Kira Birditt‘s research focuses on the negative aspects of relationships including the extent to which they are irritating, critical, or demanding. In this talk she will discuss the findings from her program of research showing that: 1) There is a great deal of variability in negative aspects of relationships within and between individuals, 2) Negative aspects of relationships have important implications for health that often vary by the context of stress, and 3) The implications of relationships and stress vary race/ethnicity. She will also discuss the Aging and Biopsychosocial Innovations program that she leads and directions for future research.