Dementia Friendly Network Meeting

Dementia Friendly Network Meeting:  Handling Transitions in Dementia

The Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center is pleased to invite you to our spring Dementia Friendly Network meeting. In this workshop we will discuss recognizing symptoms, common changes and how we all can support families living with Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia. We will also discuss dementia friendly efforts across our state.

Contact: Susan Frick, MSW, at if you need further details or would like attend.

When:  Friday, April 13, 2018 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where:  Rush University Medical Center, Searle Conference Center’s Main Lounge (5th Floor Professional Building), 1725 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60612

Parking: Parking is available in the Rush Parking Garage for a fee. Attendees will receive a parking discount voucher.

Public Transportation: One Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train station is adjacent to the Rush campus the Polk (Pink Line). Please note the Medical District (Blue Line) station is under construction. Numerous bus routes also serve the area.



Laurin Mack,PhD; Department of Behavioral Sciences; Rush Medical College

Ellen L. Carbonell, LCSW; Coordinator of Resource Centers and Clinical Lead; Department of Social Work and Community Health

Cost:  FREE

The Dementia Friendly Network (formerly known as the ASSIST Network)provides education about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and serves as a platform to discuss ways to support those living with dementia.

Network members include people with dementia, caregivers, community members, as well as people working at senior service agencies, park districts, libraries, retail stores, local government, faith communities and healthcare providers. 

*3 hours of training and a certificate of attendance will be provided. No CEU’s will be awarded.*

Last Updated on April 7, 2018

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