6 million Americans are living with dementia.
Let's change the way we talk about it.
In Season 2, we cover the misconceptions, challenges, realities and solutions of living with dementia. Nearly 6 million Americans have dementia, and one in three older adults dies with it, but dementia is still wildly misunderstood both by the general public and even the medical community. Here in Michigan, people living with dementia, those who care for them, and leaders in the nonprofit and health care sectors are working to change the conversation about dementia on both a local and national level.
In Season 1, we talked to Michigan community health leaders about how COVID-19 has helped to reveal major, longstanding gaps in Michigan's health care system, and how it's catalyzed positive action to address those gaps.
Michigan's State of Health is a spinoff of the State of Health feature story series
. This podcast is produced by Issue Media Group and made possible by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.