MSU AgeAlive 2023 Research Forum
“Living a Purposeful Life with Dementia”
Thursday, April 27, 2023, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
MSU Federal Credit Union Community Room – Farm Lane Branch
4825 Mt. Hope Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
(Virtual participation available)
Welcome to the MSU AgeAlive 2023 Research Forum, "Living a Purposeful Life with Dementia," information page! This event featured various projects and research across the MSU campus and the State of Michigan that address issues of aging. This year's event focused on those living with dementia and their caregivers.
Stay tuned for a video recap of this year's event!
Featured Keynote Speaker
9:00 – 9:30 am: Doors & Registration Open
9:30 – 9:50 am: Welcome & Opening Remarks: Clare Luz, Ph.D., Director, MSU AgeAlive, and Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine &
Deborah Harrison, M.A., Advisor, MSU AgeAlive, and Founder, Michael Harrison Fund for
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research.
9:50 – 10:30 am: 2023 Research Gem Panelists: Fei Sun, Ph.D., Professor, MSU School of Social Work;
Scott E. Counts, Ph.D., Associate Professor, MSU Department of Translational Neuroscience, Department of Family Medicine, College of Human Medicine & Irving E. Vega, Ph.D.,
Red Cedar Distinguished Professor, MSU College of Human Medicine and Associate Professor, Department of Translational Neuroscience
10:30 – 10:40 am: Break
10:40 – 11:20 am: Keynote: “Persons Living with Dementia Transforming the World View of Neurocognitive Disorders,” Brenda Roberts, M.A., Executive Director, National Council of Dementia Minds
11:20 am – 12:00 pm: Videos & Panel, “Persons Living with Dementia Promoting Well-being
Through Education and Advocacy" (Moving, first-hand, personal stories about living
one's best life with dementia)
12:00 – 12:30 pm: Q & A (Interactive discussion with the Dementia Minds panelists)
12:30 – 1:00 pm: Mingle & Visit Agency Resource Tables
A light breakfast will be provided, along with an opportunity to visit resource tables and see special arrangements made by MSU AgeAlive Artist-in-Residence Zahrah Resh, the visionary behind our Butterfly Garden projects. We'll also have Dr. Carol L. Monson, D.O., M.S., with her new book, "Aging Optimally: Essential Tools for Healing Pain of Body, Mind, and Spirit." during our resource table exhibit!
Questions can be sent to email@example.com.