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Possible Connections Between Dementia and Diabetes

May 7, 2020 | Understanding Dementia

Although there is no cure for dementia, there are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk for developing dementia. Research suggests that some chronic conditions can cause the risk of developing dementia to increase. One condition that has been studied in relation to dementia is diabetes.

Board Member Profile - Sarah Banks

May 4, 2020 | About RDAC

​Sarah Banks serves as vice president of neurological health and orthopedic health, Spectrum Health Delivery System, at Spectrum Health.

Brain Donation and Dementia

What is brain donation, why does it matter for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and how can someone get involved? 

COVID-19 visitor policy and patients with dementia

April 22, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

Are any visitors for people with dementia allowed in hospitals or residential care facilities?

How to get dementia support and information from home

April 20, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

See all upcoming virtual events, classes, and activities for people with dementia, caregivers, and professionals.

Coordinating Care Services

April 16, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

​There are many dementia specialists in the West Michigan area that provide dementia services, but it is often hard to understand and coordinate all the available options. Care management services are one way to help with the overwhelming amount of information available.

Dementia, Advance Care Planning, and COVID-19

April 13, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

What is advance care planning, tips for completing a plan with someone who has dementia, and how to complete documents in the time of COVID-19 social distancing.

Board Member Profile - Katie Branch

April 8, 2020 | About RDAC

Katie Branch is the Director of the Simulation Center at Grand Valley State University.

Types of Dementia: Lewy Body Dementia

April 7, 2020 | Understanding Dementia

Lewy body dementia is a type of dementia in which abnormal proteins, called Lewy bodies deposit in the brain. The protein deposits cause areas of the brain to stop working correctly.

Financial Advisors and Diminished Capacity

March 26, 2020 | About RDAC, Caregiver Resources

The role of a financial advisor is to help clients make the best use of their financial resources. Often people’s financial goals change as they grow older and approach retirement, or a different phase in their lives. Financial goals change even more when an individual or family is faced with dementia.