Trainings for Caregivers
A Meaningful Life with Alzheimer's Conference, Sept 18

Program Booklet with PPTs (pdf)

Download Alzheimer's Conference CE CERTIFICATE


Watch these free videos offered by the Functional Aging and Mindfulness for Seniors (FAMS) programs at Wayne State University. Learn about nutrition, falls prevention, and Alzheimer's and dementia. Find all the FAMS trainings HERE.

2022 Caregiver Conference: Loving on Empty RecordingLoving on Empty 2022 Program & PPTs

2022 Issues in Aging Conference: New Directions in Aging Research

Learn five important ways you can be a healthier caregiver
What's your style of caregiving? Get details of the benefits of each style.

Part I: Jason Karlawish, Lisa Lind, Ben Hampstead, Amanda Leggett
Recording 1
Chat Box"
Part II: Amanda Leggett continued
Recording 2
Chat Box

Older Adult Capacity Assessment Course  Live Webcast Course - 10 CEs for Psychologists
Increase Your Expertise in Conducting Capacity Assessments for Older Adults. Contact Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D., at or call Dr. Lichtenberg at 313-664-2633 for more information to enquier about the next scheduled course.

Protecting Older Adults from Financial Exploitation
The Institute of Gerontology's Older Adult Nest Egg website offers convenient, validated tools for seniors, professionals and caregivers who need a simple way to assess the financial decision-making capacity and combat financial exploitation. is free and open to all.
Visit the Caregiving Section of Older Adult Nest Egg for trainings on money management, difficult conversations and more. Complete the Family & Friends Questionnaire if you are worried about the financial decisions being made by someone you care for.

Successful Aging thru Financial Empowerment (SAFE)

SAFE one-on-one financial coaching for older adults, and family or friend caregivers who have been a victim of scam or ID theft. We can  assist over the phone or do a video chat with you. Our assistance is safe, confidential and free. Contact LaToya Hall at 313-664-2608 or be referred through a partner agency and let us help you with:

  • Contacting credit reporting agencies
  • Filing police reports
  • Closing compromised accounts
  • Budgeting and record-keeping
  • Placing fraud alerts on your credit report 
  • Registering consumer complaints

Successful Aging thru Financial Empowerment also provides education and assessments to insure the finances of older adults are secure and protected. We educate older adults, caregivers, and the professionals and organizations who work with them. Brochure

BrainStorm: A Workout for the Mind

Trainees earn 6 CEs.  More info  Contact Donna MacDonald at to discuss our BrainStorm community workshop and train-the-trainer programs.

Longevity Fitness:  This report from the Gerontological Society of America characterizes aging through the lens of equity in relationships, health and wealth -- a model they call Longevity Fitness. The report follows several people at different stages of life as they balance what they need to survive and thrive. Longevity Fitness: Financial & Health Dimensions across the Life Course is an interesting and even entertaining read full of insights to help create meaningful connections and a satisfying passage through the lifespan. IOG Director Dr. Peter Lichtenberg is a member of the Advisory Board that oversaw the creation of the report.


Grief and Healing: Against the Odds is Dr. Peter Lichtenberg's personal account of being twice widowed and finding a way to heal. Read his blog and find other details about his journey on the Grief and Healing information page. Or purchase the book.

Handbooks & Publications

Referral & Assistance

Events & Activities

Professionals & Students

Research Colloquia

Continuing Education Conferences

Training Materials

African American Research Volunteer Pool


For IOG Faculty, Students & Staff

Lifespan Resource Site HERE
IOG faculty, students and staff access this site to request time off, maintain personal profiles, request computer and administrative help, find quick links to university resouces, and more.