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Dementia Friendly America in the Austin Community of Chicago

The Austin neighborhood exists on the West Side of Chicago. At large, Austin includes smaller neighborhoods such as Galewood, The Island, and North and South Austin. Geographically and populously, Austin is vast including a significant number of older adults, defined as people who are age 65 years and up. Demographics reveal that older adults accountContinue reading “Dementia Friendly America in the Austin Community of Chicago”

PEARLS Training: October 29 & 30

You are invited to participate in Program Encouraging Active and Rewarding Lives for Seniors An Evidence-Based Intervention for Depression in Older Adults http://www.pearlsprogram.org/ A 2-day, free training for Aging Service Providers and Mental Health Providers seeking an effective program treating depression in their clients   October 29-30, 2018 Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL   For more information or toContinue reading “PEARLS Training: October 29 & 30”

Dementia Friendly America: July 2018 Newsletter

New Radio Segment Helps Children Whose Family Members Have Dementia When dementia strikes, all members of a family are affected—including children. Younger children might struggle with the concept of memories and how they can fade away. Others might not know how to interact with their grandparents, who are now forgetful and repeat themselves. When a grandparentContinue reading “Dementia Friendly America: July 2018 Newsletter”

Participating in Alzheimer’s Research

You may be hearing a lot of Alzheimer’s research findings in the news. Did you know that you can be part of the fight against Alzheimer’s? All it takes is volunteering for a clinical trial, research study, or registry! Get started today by: Learning more about participating in Alzheimer’s research. Searching for clinical trials that might beContinue reading “Participating in Alzheimer’s Research”

NADRC Webinar: Addressing Health Disparities in People Living with Dementia

NADRC Webinar: Addressing Health Disparities in People Living with Dementia July 31, 2018, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET Register for the webinar In this web seminar, Andrea Garr will provide an overview of the United Family Caregivers project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and lessons learned from the project. She also will discuss best practices when workingContinue reading “NADRC Webinar: Addressing Health Disparities in People Living with Dementia”