Featured Article: “With no dementia cure in sight, it’s time for communities to become dementia friendly”

A very interesting article (written and shared by Nancy Berlinger, of the Hastings Center) about innovative Dementia-Friendly initiatives being implemented in the United Kingdom as well as cities throughout the United States. An excerpt from the article: "While I was…

‘Dementia Live’ Training Provides River Forest Police Officials a Glimpse of what Patients Experience

by Rachel K. Hindery https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/river-forest/news/ct-rfl-dementia-friendly-tl-0328-story.html River Forest police officials last week put on two pairs of gloves, dark glasses and headphones in a training session meant to simulate some of the effects of dementia. Police Chief James O’Shea and others…

AgeOptions Organization Funds 21 Memory Cafes throughout Suburban Cook County

A Memory Cafe is a social gathering place for people living with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia-related diseases. Often located in churches, community centers, libraries and similar locations, Memory Cafes provide a relaxed environment where participants, including caregivers,…

Evanston Library Memory Café

Please join the Evanston Library, SASI, and Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness for a Memory Café. Date:     Saturday, November 17 from 1pm until 3pm  Place:   Evanston Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, IL  Falcon Room--3rd Floor Memory Cafés are enrichment opportunities for…