Washtenaw County residents eligible for respite care scholarships from Alzheimer’s Association
The $1,000 scholarships are available for residents of Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Families caring for loved ones in Washtenaw County can now receive $1,000 scholarships to help with the cost of respite care. Offered by the Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter, the scholarships are aimed at relieving some of the stress and financial burden of caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Community members interested in applying can send an email to email@example.com or call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900. Learn more about Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter resources at www.alz.org/gmc.
U-M’s memory program serving individuals with dementia hopes to raise $10K on Giving Blueday
ANN ARBOR – Silver Club Memory Programs has provided activities and socialization for individuals with mild to moderate dementia for the past 23 years. Part of Michigan Medicine’s Geriatrics Center Community Programs, Silver Club had to pivot its services once the coronavirus pandemic hit. (Silver Club)“I like Silver Club because they’re all nice people. “I wish to express how much Silver Club has enriched the lives of Frank and myself,” his wife Mary said. For more information about Silver Club or how to become a member, visit its website.
Detroit police seek missing 69-year-old man
DETROIT – Police are searching for a missing 69-year-old man named Floyd Smith who was last seen Sunday afternoon at his home in the 4400 block of Fairview in Detroit. He left the home at 4 p.m. Sunday to go to a gas station and never returned. Smith is described as being between 5 feet, 11 inches to 6 feet tall, weighs 180 pounds, has a dark complexion, brown eyes and short gray hair. He went missing wearing a black cap, dark brown jacket, black jeans and black shoes. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 313-596-5540.
Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation gives $50,000 to aid local caregivers
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A grant given by the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Vital Seniors Initiative will provide area Washtenaw County caregivers a bit of time to care for themselves. The $50,000 grant was awarded to the Area Agency on Aging 1-B and allows it to further help individuals who are taking care of friends, family and community members with dementia. The 6-bed licensed home in Ypsilanti serves individuals with dementia or who have a mild cognitive impairment diagnosis. While families of those with dementia will work with Memory Lane to establish admission, the Area Agency on Aging 1-B will pay for the care and service. Read: New program aims to connect Washtenaw County caregivers to individualized support
Detroit police seek missing 66-year-old with dementia
DETROIT – Official are asking for help locating a missing 66-year-old with dementia. Patricia Goldsmith was last seen Saturday at about 4:30 p.m. at her home in the 3200 block of Collingwood Street, just east of Dexter Avenue. Patricia Goldsmith Details Age 66 Weight 130 pounds Height 5′4″ Other Last seen wearing a black jacket, gray pants and gray bootsAnyone who has seen Patricia Goldsmith is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-1040 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. READ: More Missing in Michigan coverage
Detroit police seek missing 62-year-old man with dementia
DETROIT – Police are looking for Gregory Samuel, a 62-year-old man who went missing Tuesday night. Accord to authorities, Samuel was last seen in person near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Evergreen Roads just before 11:45 p.m. He was last seen wearing a black and grey jacket, blue jeans and black shoes. Anyone who has seen Gregory Samuel or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-5540 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-Speak-Up. READ: More missing person coverage
Finding resources for loved ones with dementia
This article is sponsored by AARP of MichiganAmericans are living longer which means you can enjoy more time with your loved ones. Aging can also bring more challenges such as dementia which can mean advanced mental loss and other mental challenges. AARP of Michigan wants to help families care for loved ones struggling with dementia. To improve the quality of life for someone, early detection, family relationships, and planning for your loved one’s needs can help. More than half a million people in Michigan are caring for loved ones with dementia and it’s a labor of love but it can take a toll on caregivers.
Meet two University of Michigan students raising funds for Alzheimer’s research
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Two students from the University of Michigan are working to help the Alzheimer’s Association raise money for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Public health student Naini also became involved with the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s through a U-M organization. There is so much potential for research and treatment being done at universities all over the country, including here at the University of Michigan," Naini said. Participants have already raised over $86,000 but the Walk has a goal of raising $235,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Learn more about Alzheimer’s Association Washtenaw County Walk to End Alzheimer’s here.
Detroit police: 88-year-old man with dementia has been found safe
DETROIT – Police said Raymond Lynem, 88, has been found safe. According to authorities, Lynem was last dropping his son off in the 28300 block of Lockdale Street at about 5:30 p.m. He was last seen wearing a beige jacket, a baseball cap and khaki pants. He is in good condition but his family said he suffers from dementia. Anyone who has seen Raymond Lynem or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-1240 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up.
77-year-old Huron Township woman with dementia is missing
HURON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Officials are looking for a missing 77-year-old woman. Huron Township officials did not release her name. Police said she has black and gray shoulder length hair and was last seen wearing a dark long sleeve striped shirt, light blue pants and white Croc shoes. The Huron Township K9 Unit will assit with the search. If you have seen her contact the Huron Township Emergency Dispatch Operations Center at 734-753-4400 or call 911 immediately.
Ann Arbor Walk to End Alzheimers to take place virtually in October
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Turn Ann Arbor into a socially distanced sea of purple while raising funds to battle Alzheimers. Manage your fundraiser, steps and walk distances with new features on the Walk to End Alzheimers mobile app. Ann Arbor participants can walk in their neighborhoods, on tracks, in parks or on trails. In continuation of Walk to End Alzheimers tradition, a promise garden will be planted in Ann Arbor to represent those impacted by the disease. Learn more about the Ann Arbor Walk to End Alzheimers here.
Detroit police seek 67-year-old man missing for weeks
DETROIT Detroit police are looking for a 67-year-old man named Chester Harris who struggles with dementia. Harris sister says she has not spoken to him since they were on the phone together July 15. He also has not been spotted in the 3400 block of 3rd Street in Detroit since that date. Family members say Harris has been staying at the location. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
Detroit police looking for missing 66-year-old man who has dementia
DETROIT Police are looking for Kenneth Thornton, 66. UPDATE: The man has been safely recovered as of July 31 with no injuries reported, officials said. Thornton was last seen on Thursday at 6 p.m.Click here for more missing person reports
Detroit police seek missing 74-year-old man with dementia
DETROIT Police are looking for Ravnell Cooper, a 74-year-old man last seen Friday night at his residence in the 16000 block of Fairmount Drive, east of Gratiot Avenue, west of Kelly Road. Cooper is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and was last seen wearing a gray button-up shirt, gray shorts and black sandals. He is reportedly in good physical condition, but suffers from dementia. Anyone who has seen Ravnell Cooper, or knows of his whereabouts, are asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-5540, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up.