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Fast Forward Documentary – Debuting this Wednesday, March 24

We wanted to let you know about a new documentary, FAST-FORWARD, debuting this Wednesday, March 24 at 10pm ET/9pm CT on PBS.  The John A. Hartford Foundation and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation provided major funding for the film, which follows four millennials and their Baby Boomer parents through an ‘aging bootcamp’ that highlights the crucialContinue reading “Fast Forward Documentary – Debuting this Wednesday, March 24”

The Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease of Northwestern University announces the 26th Annual Alzheimer Day, Thursday September 24, 2020

We hope you will join us online on September 24, 2020 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm CST. The afternoon will include an update on Alzheimer’s disease research by Sandra Weintraub, PhD, presentations by scientists investigating in the field, stories from individuals impacted by Alzheimer’s, and a Q&A session.   Although we are not ableContinue reading “The Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease of Northwestern University announces the 26th Annual Alzheimer Day, Thursday September 24, 2020”

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 living with dementia not only in their professional lives, but in their personal lives andContinue reading “Villa St. Benedict Holds Dementia Friends “Talk” for Staff”

City of Westmont Holds Dementia Friends Training for First Responders

As part of their efforts to become a nationally recognized Dementia Friendly community, the City of Westmont, along with RADC social worker Susan Frick, Initiated a Dementia Friends training for 35 first responders from the town Westmont.

Connect with NIA at GSA 2019 in Austin!

Austin City Limits: Join NIA at GSA! Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, Office of the Director (OD)Austin, TX, is the scene for the 2019 annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America on November 13–17. This year’s theme is “Strength in Age: Harnessing the Power of Networks,” and it’s an excellent opportunity to network withContinue reading “Connect with NIA at GSA 2019 in Austin!”

Join NIA in Maine Next Month!

On the road again! Join NIA in Maine Nov. 7 for our regional meeting for investigators Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, Office of the Director (OD) Join me and several NIA senior staff on November 7 for the NIA Director’s Regional Meeting on Aging Research at the University of Southern Maine. This event is part of ourContinue reading “Join NIA in Maine Next Month!”