UMRC and the UMRC Foundation are fortunate to have board members with expertise in a variety of areas related to senior care. One such example is Henry (Hank) Paulson, M.D., Ph.D., who serves on the UMRC Foundation board. Dr. Paulson is the Director of the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the Lucile Groff Professor of Neurology for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan.
On April 25, the UMRC Foundation was pleased to host this renowned physician and researcher to provide an educational program on “Advances in Alzheimer’s Research.” A packed crowd was on hand in the Dancey House theatre of UMRC’s Chelsea Retirement Community to hear what Dr. Paulson had to say.
Dr. Paulson spoke about several areas of promising dementia research, as well as wellness initiatives and caregiver support. “As we live longer, there is more likelihood of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia,” said Paulson. “However, there are aspects of our health that we can control to help reduce our risk factors, such as getting enough sleep and exercise, eating well, and controlling high blood pressure and high cholesterol. You can make your brain better.”
Chelsea Retirement Community resident Helen Brockmeier was one of the 70+ who attended the event. “It was fascinating!” Helen said. “I’m here because of medical miracles. It’s great to hear about medical miracles that are on the horizon.”
Wendy Brightman, President of the UMRC Foundation and Porter Hills Foundation, thanked Dr. Paulson for sharing his expertise. “UMRC Foundation is blessed to have Dr. Paulson serve on our board since 2013, and we are thrilled he could be here today to share his knowledge with our residents.”
Dr. Paulson’s presentation is part of UMRC and the UMRC Foundation’s initiatives that focus on healthy aging and wellness, including the new McMullen Wellness Center located at Chelsea Retirement Community, and hosting workshops on May 24 led by Teepa Snow, dementia expert and founder of the Positive Approach™ to Care. For more information, contact Becca Weil in the UMRC Foundation office at 734-433-1000 ext. 7424.