(Creating Dementia Solutions 13) Don’t Assume it’s Dementia

In the next four special episodes with Michigan State University researcher Dr. Graham Atkin and medical student Emily Bossie, Creating Dementia Solutions focuses a variety of dementia and Alzheimer's related topics from a research perspective.

In this discussion, Dr. Atkin talks about symptoms of other ailments which can prompt folks to think dementia – but it isn't.

Episode Resources

Miles for Memories website
Miles for Memories events, including Community Stroll
Miles for Memories technology
Sherii Sherban talks to Community Matters about MFM technology
Creating Dementia Solutions: Emergency Responders Embrace ‘Help Home’ Technology


Miles For Memories is a Calhoun County, Michigan organization created in 2013 to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Disease. Later in 2014, the vision was expanded to include all types of dementia. MFM raises money each year through sponsorships, community events, and grants to gather funds to create local programming for both the person living with dementia and the caregiver. Along with local efforts, 20% of the funds to prevention-related dementia research. Miles for Memories is a committee of 70-plus volunteers and are always looking for more to get involved.

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