Dementia in Michigan

Dementia is a loss of cognitive functioning and behavioral ability that significantly interferes with a person's daily life and activities. There are many types of dementia, including Alzheimer's, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy Bodies, frontotemporal dementia, Huntington's Disease, and others. Alzheimer's Disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting roughly 190,000 Michigan adults 65 and older.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services supports the Michigan Dementia Roadmap, which by was created in 2019 by the Michigan Dementia Coalition - a collaborative group of community agencies, universities, dementia caregivers, and state government programs concerned about dementia and related conditions.

The Michigan Dementia Roadmap guides MDHHS and the Michigan Dementia Coalition in their efforts to reduce the burden of dementia in the state and to create a dementia-capable Michigan. The Roadmap can be viewed as a comprehensive document or as a summary.

For more information, visit the Michigan Dementia Coalition website.

Additional Information and Resources

General information about dementia and aging:

For caregivers:

Disease-specific information on types of dementia:

Healthcare and insurance: