Adult Caregivers Employee Resource Group: Brain Functioning and Cognitive Impairment/Alzheimer’s Disease

Date: Thu, 04/27/2023 | Time: 12-1pm | Location: Virtual – Zoom

Event Description

“The first two rules of becoming a caregiver: One, it will be difficult. Two, it will be worth it.” – Laura Finney 

Join us as we welcome back Dr. Edna Rose as she discusses a challenge many caregivers face: understanding and dealing with individuals with cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease.

This group is intended to virtually connect MSU faculty and staff who have caregiving responsibilities for adults in their lives and those navigating assisting a senior in their life with changing care needs. This group is open to anyone interested in connecting with other adult caregivers, or learning about issues such as how to care for yourself as a caregiver, how to start conversations about living situation changes, or how to navigate end of life choices conversations. Meetings are the fourth Thursday of the month from 12pm to 1pm during the academic year. For questions contact Ebony Lucas at

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the basic functioning of a client with cognitive impairment/Alzheimer’s disease 
  • Tips for navigating becoming a caregiver  
  • How to navigate the various moods and feelings that come with becoming a caregiver

About the Speaker: Dr. Edna Rose

Edna Rose headshot

Dr. Edna Rose is a Nurse, Researcher and Social Worker with the University of Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and Adjunct Professor at Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College in the School of Nursing. She specailizes in Alzheimer’s disease, movement disorders and other memory related diagnoses; Social factors associated with the higher incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in the African American population; Caregiver support; Community and church responsibilities.