Rinne Lewy Body Dementia Initiative Honors Retired U-M Professor


Tamara Real felt so alone when her husband, Carl Rinne, a retired U-M professor, was given the diagnosis for a disease they had never heard of – Lewy Body Dementia.

“We were told to come back in a year. We received no information, no place to turn to for support,” Real said. “I felt like my whole world had caved in.”

In response, Real  resolved that others should not face the same uncertainty about a disease that often goes unrecognized by medical professionals. In the video above, you will learn how Real is making a lasting impact on Lewy Body Dementia.

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