Dementia Friendly America Webinar: Giving Voice Initiative: Creating Choral Communities (Including COVID-19 adaptations)

  Dear DFA stakeholders, Dementia Friendly America is holding a webinar on April 30 on choral communities with a special focus on the Giving Voice initiative, which will describe their initiative and how it can be a component of a…

Villa St. Benedict Holds Dementia Friends “Talk” for Staff

On Friday, January, 24, Susan Frick, social worker for the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center, gave a "Dementia Talk" for staff at Villa St. Benedict, Lisle IL. During the presentation, staff was challenged with coming up with ways to support people…

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…