Issue 15
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
& National Family Caregivers Month
In honor of November being National Family Caregivers Month and National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, the Alzheimer’s Association (Michigan Chapter) featured Kanu & Sumi Mehta on its website. Kanu is an engineering professional who now cares full-time for his wife Sumi. Sumi was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2014 at age 59. Kanu has shared much of his caregiving journey in our Caregiver Connection newsletters.
Free Resources & Tips
Free Help with Scams & Identity Theft
Successful Aging thru Financial Empowerment (SAFE) provides free financial coaching to older adults and caregivers to help them manage money securely and accurately. Schedule an appointment with Program Director LaToya Hall by phone or computer now: or 313-664-2608. Assistance is safe, confidential and free. Brochure
No need to meet
Financial Tips & Trainings for Caregivers
Older Adult Nest Egg was designed for people like you, older adults and caregivers trying to maintain their physical, emotional and financial health, as well as the professionals who work with them. Visit the new For Older Adults section to learn about your personal risk of financial exploitation.

Caregivers can take the Family & Friends Questionnaire to see if their loved one is vulnerability to exploitation. Narrated trainings explain dementia, difficult conversations about money, and when to create a power of attorney. Find resources, news alerts and workbooks to improve financial literacy. Visit to strengthen and expand your caregiving skills.
Events & Activities

Environmental Concerns in Detroit
Free Community Chat on Zoom
Join by computer or phone
Friday, Nov 20 at Noon - 1 pm
Coping with Stress (Flier)

Thursday, Dec 10 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Making Change: An Advocacy Primer (Flier)
Caregiver's Night Out
Friday, Nov 20, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
The Detroit Area Agency on Aging has prepared a star-studded event hosted by Detroit's very own, Coco, and friends Melvin "Melman Bender" and Shanie D, to help us celebrate caregivers and honor their tireless work. Click flier image for full-size.
Guests can win prizes that include dinner on us and much more. Don't miss this celebration! 
When It's Not Alzheimer's . . .
Friday, Nov 20, 11:00 - Noon
Dr. Sami Barmadi of the Michigan of the Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will discuss other causes of cognitive loss and decline that are not Alzheimer's Disease. Join via Zoom. Free but registration required.
News & Research
Hidden Truth: 2.3 Million Black Men Are Family Caregivers
Although the average U.S. caregiver is a 49-year-old woman, 40% — or 16 million — are male. More than 15% of African American caregivers are men, according to an AARP report on caregiving to be released in November. Read the full Next Avenue article.
New Medication Study Looking for Participants
The AHEAD 3-45 study is researching the safety and effectiveness of a medication in people who might be at increased risk for developing memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The study is looking for people, age 55-80 years old, who have generally normal memory function in daily life, and who are not being treated for memory problems. Persons age 55-64 years old must also have an additional risk factor, such as a parent or sibling with Alzheimer’s disease or previous biomarker testing showing increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease.

If you are interested and think you could qualify, contact Lauren Mackenzie at or 734-232-2415.

New Video on Protecting Yourself Against Healthcare Fraud
The Administration for Community Living works to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, families, and caregivers to prevent, detect and report healthcare fraud, errors and abuse. Watch this short video to learn more